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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Uplyme

Historical Forms

  • Lim 1086 DB
  • Lym 1284 Exon
  • Uplim 1238 Ass
  • Huplym 1254 Abbr
  • Up Lym 1282 BM
  • Uplym juxta Nytherlym 1310 Ass


'Up the river Lim' (supra 8), the name having been probably first given by dwellers at Lyme Regis at the mouth of the river.