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.

Cain's Folly

Other OS name in the Parish of Stanton St Gabriel


, a stretch of eroded coastal cliffs below Stonebarrow Hill in Whitchurch C . par . infra , perhaps a derogatory name alluding to the punishment meted out to the biblical Cain , v. Field 35 , but cf. the f.n. Cain ( ' )s Orchd & Cain ( ' ) s Plot in Chideock par . supra which probably contains the surname Cain .