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 Cumwhitton

Historical Forms

  • del Morthweyt 1285 For
  • Morthwayt 1308 Ipm
  • Murthwaite 1589 ExchKR


v. mōr , þveit .