English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Pancrasweek

Historical Forms

  • Kinkeford 1244 Ass
  • Kyngford(e) 1311 Exon 1330 SR


Possibly OE  cyne-ford , 'royal ford,' with common later assimilation to a more usual type. It is not far north of the Stratton-Holsworthy road, which links up royal manors.