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.

Axe Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chardstock

Historical Forms

  • Axe Fm 1842 TAMap
  • Axe 1647 HarlCh 1649 Salis 1811 OS
  • Great Axe Mead 1839 TA
  • (Insula de) Axmede 1405 Salis 1537 Digby


Axe Fm (ST 320017), Axe Fm 1842TAMap , (ten '…called ) Axe 1647HarlCh , 1649Salis , 1811 OS, cf. Henry de Axe 1327, 1332 SR, 1340 NI, named from R. Axe which flows nearby. The f.n. Great Axe Mead 1839TA is (Insula de ) Axmede 1405Salis et freq to 1537Digby , cf. also Axmedepytt ib and Axe lane 1596DCMCt , v. mǣd , pytt .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement