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.

Venn Ottery

Major Settlement in the Parish of Venn Ottery

Historical Forms

  • Fenotri 1158 P 1259 Oliver 1269 Exon
  • Fenoteri 1212 Fees95
  • Fenhoterhy 1299 Ipm
  • Fennotery juxta Herpeford 1346 Ass
  • Venawtrie 1606 Deed
  • Autery 1675 Ogilby


The name must have originally referred to some marshy land by or near the Otter (supra 11). v. fenn .

Places in the same Parish