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 Above Derwent

Historical Forms

  • Swithenthate 1578 Cocker


The second element is þveit. The first is ON  sviðinn , 'land cleared by burning,' found several times in the North Riding of Yorkshire (PN NRY 330). It has given rise also to Sweden (We), 1275le Swythene .