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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Bolton on Swale

Historical Forms

  • 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.

Places in the same Parish