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 Great Ayton

Historical Forms

  • Torp 1086 DB 1181 P c.1196–1210 YCh
  • Nunnethorpe 1301 LS
  • Nunthorp(e) 1328 Banco


v. þorp . Called Nunthorpe from the Nuns of the Church of St James, formerly here (cf. YCh 753).

Places in the same Parish