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 Irton with Santon

Historical Forms

  • Ustethayt 1292 Ass
  • Usteatt 1665 CWx
  • Usthwaite in Irton 1673 ib
  • Ouesthwait in the town of Santon 1338 Cl
  • Ostethwayte 1387 IpmR
  • Ewsted 1570 ExchKR
  • Ewsthwate 1578 Cocker
  • Easthwaite 1731 PR(Gosforth)


'East clearing,' from ON  austr, replaced by English 'east,' and þveit.