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 Upper Denton

Historical Forms

  • the Throphouse 1553 Boothby
  • Thropp 1601 CWxi
  • le Thorpe, le Throppe 1610 Naworth
  • del Thorp 1332 SR


v. þorp . The name first appears in a reference to a certain Jak del Thorp (1332 SR), and it may well be a late importation into the county.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site