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.

Thornton Heath

Early-attested site in the Parish of Croydon

Historical Forms

  • Thornton Heathe, Thorneton hethe 1511,1543 Survey
  • Thornhill Heath 1749 B 1765 R.


Thornton Heath is Thornton Heathe , Thorneton hethe 1511, 1543Survey , Thornhill Heath 1749 B, 1765 R. Cf. also closse called Thornton 1511Survey . v. tun .