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.

Ireton Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Weston Underwood

Historical Forms

  • Iretune 1086 DB
  • Yrton(e), Irton(e), Irtona c.1141 Tutbury 1159–66,c.1200 Darley 1225 Pat 1232 DbCh 1431 FA
  • Ireton 1767 Burdett 1836 O
  • Little, Parva Ir(e)ton(e) 1314,1315,1316 FF 1321,1333 DbCh 1330 Ass
  • Lytle Ireton 1543 Burdett
  • Little Yerton Eliz ChancP


'Farm of the Irishman or Irishmen', v. Íri , tūn and cf. Kirk Ireton supra 381, from which it is distinguished as Little , v. lȳtel .