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 Lastingham

Historical Forms

  • Spantun(e) 1086 DB
  • Spaunton(a) 1086–9 MaryH1
  • Spantona 1154–6 MaryH6d 12 Cur46,m.3d 1225 Baildon 1285 KI 1308 Ch
  • Spawnton 1665 Visit


'Farm with shingle tiling' (or 'farm where shingle for tiling was obtained') from ON  spann and tun. v. Lindkvist 196.For -aun - v. IPN 105.

Places in the same Parish