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 Muncaster

Historical Forms

  • Newton, Neweton 1509–10 LP


'New tūn.'

It has been suggested by the Rev. W. S. Sykes (CW xxvi, 85) that this is identical with the Editheknot in Ravenglas on which Conishead Priory received land from a local grantor (Dugdale 558). The latter name means 'Edith 's hill,' from the OE  feminine personal name Ēadgȳþ , and cnotta (under knǫtt ).