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.

Down Place

Other OS name in the Parish of Compton

Historical Forms

  • Downe Place 1610 FF
  • la Dune 1230 FF
  • la Duna 1255 Ass


is Douneplace under Gildoune ( i.e. the Hogs Back , v. supra 8 ) 1485 Pat , Downe Place 1610FF , and was the home of Gregory de la Dune (1230FF) and Henry de la Duna (1255Ass ) . v. dun .