Major Settlement in the Parish of Bolton on Swale
- Scorton(e), Scortona 1086 DB 12 FountA 1665 Visit
- Schorton 1184 RichReg
Professor Ekwall suggests that the first element is ON skor , 'ravine,' here used as in 'the fosse Syrithescore ' (Bridlington Cart. 137), of a 'ditch,' possibly Scorton Beck.