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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Castleford

Historical Forms

  • Cutthesik c.1235 Pont
  • Cutsik 14 Nost124d


Cutsyke, Cutthesik c. 1235 Pont, Cutsik 14Nost 124d. A compound of ME  cut 'a cut, a cut water-channel' and sīc 'a stream'; cut is usually associated with mill in p.ns. and so refers generally to a mill- conduit.