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.

Melhuish Barton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tedburn St Mary

Historical Forms

  • Melewis 1086 DB
  • Melehiwiss 1242 Fees785 1329 Ass


v. hiwisc . This may contain the element mǣle , 'variegated,' discussed under Meldon supra 203, or it may contain the pers. name Mægla or Mǣla , as suggested by Professor Ekwall.