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 Kirklinton Middle

Historical Forms

  • Westscotardeby 1325 Ipm
  • Scuttardby 1339 GDR
  • Scotardby 1357 GDR
  • Scotareby 1371 Pat
  • Scutardby 1377 GDR
  • Squyterby 1513 LP
  • Skutterby 1576 S 1610 Speed
  • John Scotard of Strengesham 1333 Pat


The forms suggest that this is a compound of and the OG  Scot (h )ard , which Prof. Ekwall notes in use as a surname—John Scotard of Strengesham (1333 Pat).