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.

Vinnetrow Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of North Mundham

Historical Forms

  • Feningetrowe 12th Box
  • Fenehetre a.1220 Box
  • Fen(e)getrewe 1220 Box 1296 Ass
  • Feneghetrowe 1327 SR
  • Venytrowe 1531 SRS16,67
  • Vinnetrow 1795 GY


OE  fenninga-treow , 'tree of the fen dwellers,' referring to a settlement marked by some isolated tree. The land here is flat and marshy, v. fenn , treow .