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.

Vann Fm and Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hambledon

Historical Forms

  • Fenne 1199 FF
  • La Fenne 1263 Ass
  • le Fanne 1268 FF
  • ate Fanne 1332 SR
  • Fanne 1348 FF


Vann Fm (6″) and Copse is Fenne 1199 FF, La Fenne 1263Ass , le Fanne 1268 FF, ate Fanne 1332 SR (p), Fanne 1348 FF, Fann al. Vannt . Jas 1 ECP, Fanne al. Vanne 1635Recov . 'Marshy spot,' v. fenn . The spellings with a point to a ME  fann from fænn , a common development in Ess and K names. v. Introd. xxiii.