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Survey of English Place-Names

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Thorpe le Street

Major Settlement in the Parish of Market Weighton

Historical Forms

  • Torp(i) 1086 DB
  • Thorp 1226 FF 1284 Ch
  • Rud(e)torp 1086 DB
  • Ruththorp 1275 Ebor
  • Rowthorpe als. Thorpe in the Stre(e)te 1551,1577 FF
  • Thorp in Strata 1301 Ebor 1434 YD
  • Thorp in le Strete 1413 YD
  • Thorp in the Strete c.1580 YD
  • Thorpastrete 1501 FF
  • Thorpe-le-Street 1828 Langd
  • Thorp Hersewell' 1303 KF 1333 SR
  • Parua Thorp 1334 FF 1342 SR 1365 FF
  • Littelthorp 1359 Ipm
  • Littlethorpe 1620 FF


There were apparently two DB manors in the neighbourhood, one Torp in Weighton Hundred, the other Rudetorp in Pocklington Hundred. From later references it is clear that the two amalgamated, at any rate in name. Apart from Littel - (v. lytel ), the various distinctive additions refer to nearby places, Harswell (infra 234) and the Roman road upon which the village stands (v. stræt ). The first element in Rudetorp may be OScand  ruð 'clearing' or a pers. name Ruddi or the like. v. þorp .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement