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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Sigglesthorne

Historical Forms

  • Settun 1086 DB
  • Seton(a), Setone 12th Nunkeel 1409 ADii
  • Seython in Holdernesse 1268 FF
  • Seyton 1542 NCWills
  • Seeton 1286 YI
  • Seaton in Holdernes 1562 FF


'Farmstead near the lake,' from OE  'sea, lake' (v. Kilnsea supra 15) and tun . Seaton is about a mile from the upper end of Hornsea Mere. Cf. Seaton Ross infra 235.

Places in the same Parish