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.

Mill Scut Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Beverley

Historical Forms

  • the Mill Scutt 1704 BevRec
  • Milnebek 1202 FF


Mill Scut Bridge (6″) is named from the Mill Scutt 1704 BevRec. Scut is clearly connected with the word scut 'embankment (?)' (v. NED s.v.) and is perhaps related to scud 'to hasten,' etc. In all probability it refers to the inflow or outflow of a watermill separated for a short distance from the main stream (Milnebek 1202 FF) by an embankment.