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 Thornbury

Historical Forms

  • Kington, Kyngton 1322 Ext 1322 Pat 1476 SR 1327 FF 1584
  • Kyngton als. Kyneton 1629 FF
  • Kyngeton 1533 MinAcct


Kington, Kington , Kyngton 1322Ext (p), 1322 (1476) Pat, 1327SR et passim to 1584FF , Kyngton als. Kyneton 1629FF , Kyngeton 1533MinAcct . 'The king's farm or manor', v. cyning , tūn and cf. Kyneton (foll.) with which it has been confused.