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.

Pennythorpe Plantation

Early-attested site in the Parish of Howden

Historical Forms

  • Pinelthorpe 1199 FF


Pennythorpe Plantation (6″) is Pinelthorpe 1199 FF. v. þorp .The first element is an OE  pers. name Pinnel (a diminutive of the Pinna found in Penneton, PN D 291) or possibly a very early example of the dialect word pinnel 'coarse gravel' (first evidenced from 1766, NED s.v.).