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.

Thorpe Lidget

Major Settlement in the Parish of Howden

Historical Forms

  • Đorp 959 YCh4 c.1200
  • Torp 1086 DB
  • Thorp(e) 1199 FF 1576 NCWills
  • Thorp(e) in the More 1399 YI
  • Thorp(e) juxta Houeden 1411 BM
  • Thorp(e) Lidget 1828 Langd


v. þorp , here 'an outlying hamlet' of Howden. A William de Lidgate is mentioned in 1297 LS in connexion with Thorpe.