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 Uldale

Historical Forms

  • Louthweit 1229 Pipe
  • Losthawyt, Lostthawyt 1295 Rental
  • Lostethawyth ib. (p)
  • Lostwaith 1334 MinAcct
  • Loftethayt, Loftthwayt 1399 IpmR
  • Lowthwate 1539 MinAcct


To judge from the forms from 1399, this is ON  lopt-þveit, 'clearing distinguished by a two-story building.'