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Major Settlement in the Parish of Oakthorpe and Donisthorpe

Historical Forms

  • Achetorp 1086 DB
  • Actorp c.1125 LeiSur
  • Okethorp(e), Okethorpp(e) 1269 Ass 1275 DKR Ed1,Ed2 Hast
  • Hokethorp(e) 1397 Pat 1424 Moulton 1555 Derby 1577 Saxton
  • Octhorp(e), Okthorp(e) 1258,1296 Ipm 1340 Orig 1346 Cor 1396 Pat 1413 DbCh


Perhaps 'Áki's outlying farm', v. þorp , with both long and shortened forms of the first element in ME.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement