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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • Hyneton' (p), Hineton' 1255–6 Ass
  • Hayneton 1255–6 Ass
  • Hynton' 1291–2,1327 SR
  • Hynton 1302 Ipm 1381 Cl 1577 Saxton


'Estate of the religious household' or 'estate of the domestic servants', v. hīwan , hīgna . Other Sa instances are Hinton in Pontesbury, Part 238, and Hinnington (Hineton '1255–6Ass ) in Shifnal. Hinstock and Hine Heath have the same first element.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site