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.

Sutton upon Derwent

Major Settlement in the Parish of Sutton upon Derwent

Historical Forms

  • Sudton(e) 1086 DB
  • Sutton 1230 P 1351 Ipm
  • Quenersuttona, Quenersuttun 1164–72,1172–9 YCh379,882
  • Quenresuttona 12th Whitby
  • Sutton super Der(e)went(e), Sutton on Der(e)went(e) 1233 Ebor 1473 Pat
  • Sutton on þer Derewent 1276 RH
  • Sutton on Deruwent 1280 Ebor
  • Sutton sub Derewent 1300 YI
  • Sutton on Derewynt 1305 Ebor


'South farm,' v. suð , tun , and Derwent supra 2. The origin of Quener - is obscure.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name