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 Bedale

Historical Forms

  • Langetorp 1086 DB
  • Langethorn(e) 1086–1112 Dodslxxvi 1350 FF
  • Langthorne 1285 KI 1514 Sanct 1562 RichWills


'(At) the tall thorn tree' v. lang , þorn . The DB form -torp is erratic as in Spennithorne 253infra .