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.

Avon Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Durnford

Historical Forms

  • æt Afene 962 BCS1083
  • Avena c.1190 SarumCh
  • Aven(e) juxta Vetus Sar' 1330 FF


Avon Fm (6″) is æt Afene 962 BCS 1083, Avena c. 1190 SarumCh, Aven (e )1249, Aven (e ) juxta villam Veteris Sar '1310Ass , Aven (e ) juxta Vetus Sar '1330FF , the tenement taking its name from the river supra 1. Distinguished from Avon in Bremhill supra 87 as near Old Sarum .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement