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.

Up Exe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rewe

Historical Forms

  • Olpessa 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Ulpesse
  • Uphexe 1238 Ass
  • Uppe Esse 1242 Fees773
  • Upexe juxta Rewe 1346 Ass


It lies farther up the river than Nether Exe infra 566.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement