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 Embleton

Historical Forms

  • Langfite c.1210 StBA
  • Langfit 1363 ADiv


'Long meadow,' v. fit . The development is [laŋgfit] > [laŋfit] > [lanfit] > [lamfit]. The second element was confused with foot which was pronounced [fit] in this area.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement