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 St Bridget Beckermet

Historical Forms

  • Coderowhayt, Coderthweyt 1279 Ass
  • Godyrthayt 1292 Ass
  • Goderthwayt 1314 Scotland
  • Godarthwait in ye Townshipe of Hale 1371 FlemingMem
  • Godithwait 1391 HMCxxv
  • Godthayt 1396 FlemingMem 1664


v. þveit . The first element may be either an OE  personal name beginning with Gōd -, or the continental personal name Godard found in Satgodard infra 344.