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 Ashwell

Historical Forms

  • Glutton 1313 StJohns
  • Northglytton 1406 Ct
  • Glytton 1449 StJohns 1492 BM 1495 Ipm
  • Glitton 1805 Recov


Glitton (lost) is Glutton 1313StJohns , Northglytton 1406Ct , Glytton 1449StJohns , 1492 BM, 1495 Ipm, Glitton 1805Recov .The first form suggests that it is possible for us to take this name as a compound of OE  gli (o )da , 'kite,' and tun.