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.

Monkton Deverill

Major Settlement in the Parish of Monkton Deverill

Historical Forms

  • Devrel 1086 DB
  • Munketon 1189 GlastInq 1249 Ass
  • Muneketon 1242 Fees 1249 Ass
  • Moneketon Deverel 1270 FF
  • Deverel Monketon 1275 RH
  • Est Monketon 1525 SR
  • Mounton Deverall 1558 FF


For Deverill , v. supra 6. Monkton means 'monks' farm,' v. tun . The manor belonged to Glastonbury as early as DB. It was also known as Over Deverill , perhaps in the sense of 'upper.'to distinguish it from Longbridge Deverill which is lower down the stream (Hoare 176), and Est Monkton to distinguish it from another Monkton belonging to the same Abbey (ib. 177).

Places in the same Parish

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