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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Penyton 1314 Ass
  • Penyton juxta Tauystok 1322,1325 Ass


The name seems to be identical with Pennington (La), the first element of which Ekwall takes to be the OE  pening , 'penny.' The meaning of such a name is not clear.