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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Tugby and Keythorpe

Historical Forms

  • Cheitorp 1086 DB
  • Caitorp 1086 DB
  • Caythorp(e) 1242 Fees a.1250 Nichols 1274 Ass 1540 MinAccts 1538×44 ECP
  • Cathorp 1576 Saxton
  • Kaytorp' 1200×50 Peake 1252 Cl l.13 CRCart 13 Peake
  • Kaythorp(e) 1260 Cl 1262 Fine Hy3 Hazlerigg 1344(1449),1353(1449) WoCart
  • Keytorp' 1260 Cl 1345 Pap
  • Keythorp(e) Hy3 Hazlerigg 1304 Pat 1316 FA 1322 LCDeeds 1330 Hazlerigg
  • Keuthorp' Hy3 Hazlerigg


Perhaps 'Keyia's or Keia's outlying farmstead', v. þorp . The pers.n. Keyia (side-form Keia ) is Scand. Ekwall DEPN suggests OE  Cǣga as the compounded pers.n., but this appears to be too early as a specific for þorp . Fellows-Jensen prefers as the specific a postulated OE  cǣg 'a stone' (SSNEM 112). However, this does not reflect the location's drift geology and, as with the early OE  pers.n. Cǣga , would sit unhappily with the later Scand  þorp .

Keythorpe was a daughter settlement of Tugby.