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.

Douthwaite Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lastingham

Historical Forms

  • Duvanesthwat c.1154–63 Riev
  • Duthethwayt 1276 YI
  • Dowthwayte, Dowthwait 1540 Dugdiii.570 1613 NR


'Duvan's clearing' v. þveit . The first element is from the OIr  personal name Dubhan , v. Revue Celtique , xliv. 47 and Introduction xxvi.

Places in the same Parish