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 Ashchurch

Historical Forms

  • Natone, Atone 1086 DB
  • Natune 1221 Ass
  • Nacton(e) 1248 Ass 1291 Tax
  • Natton' 1248 Ass 1327 SR 1378 Ass 1626 Inq


Possibly 'the wet farmstead', v. næt , tūn , but OE  nēat 'cattle' or a pers.n. Nata are preferable, cf. Notgrove (i, 175supra ).