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.

Down Thomas

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wembury

Historical Forms

  • Dona 1086 DB
  • Donne, Dunne 1285 FA
  • La Doune 1303 Ipm
  • Doune Thomas 1316 FA


v. dun . The place is on a prominent hill. Thomas was probably Thomas le Squier mentioned in FA (1346).

Places in the same Parish