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 North Cave

Historical Forms

  • Euertorp, Evertorp 1086 DB
  • Everthorp(e) 1195 Ch 1335 FF 1272 FF 1588
  • Everthrope 1614 FF
  • Ivert(h)orp, Yvert(h)orp 1190–1214 YCh 1195–1211 1200 OblR 1285 KI 1287 Abbr 1401 YI
  • Jurethorp 1252 Ch
  • Yuetorp 1200 OblR, P
  • Iveltorp 1204 OblR


'Upper village,' from OE  yferra 'upper' or OScand  yfir 'above' and by. The village stands on high ground midway between North Cave and South Cave. Apart from the DB spelling Ever - is late and represents lengthening of ME i in an open syllable.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement