Early-attested site in the Parish of Sidmouth
- Boluortone 1260 DA
- Bolferton 1330 SR
- Bulverton c.1520,1523 Ct
- Bulverton hyll 1525 AOMB
There is no ford near, so the otherwise plausible 'bull-ford-farm' seems impossible. There are OE names Buleferð , Bultfrið , which, from a form Buleferðingtun or Bultfriðingtun , might give rise to a later Boluortuna .