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 Hayton

Historical Forms

  • Scrathou 13th Warter


Scratters (6″) is Scrathou 13thWarter . 'Devil mound,' v. haugr . scrat (from OScand  skratti 'wizzard, goblin') is a common dialect word for the devil. Cf. Scrathowes, PN NRY 215, Scrathawe (PN Nth 264) and Scratta Wood in Worksop (Nt), the two last being compounds of skratti and haga (hagi).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement