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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Beetham

Historical Forms

  • Thorrige parkkes 1517 Kendii,231
  • Thorrege Parkkys 1519 ib
  • Thoryke parke, Lyttelthoryke 1524 MinAcct
  • Lytyll Thoryk 1534 ib
  • Thorigg close 1845 TA


Thorigg (lost), Thorrige parkkes 1517 Kend ii, 231, Thorrege Parkkys 1519 ib 233, Thoryke parke , Lyttelthoryke 1524MinAcct , Lytyll Thoryk 1534 ib, Thorigg close 1845TA . Probably 'thorn ridge', v. þorn , hrycg . From the TA reference (TA 37–10 field no. 142), this was at grid 89–518800 just east of Elmsfield.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site