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 West Putford

Historical Forms

  • Thevedryngh 1281 Ass
  • Thevethryng 1330 SR


The early forms suggest a place-name of the derisive nickname type, derived from OE  þēofa þring , 'crowd of thieves.' For further parallels v. Thuborough infra 168. The curious corruption in modern times is difficult of explanation.