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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Middlesbrough

Historical Forms

  • Levingtorp c.1138,e.14 Whitby
  • Levingthorp, Levyngthorp 1160–80 YCh 1392 BM
  • Leuengthorp lateH3 BM
  • Leventhorp(e) 1301 LS 1412 YI 1463,1482 YD 1577 Saxton
  • Leventhrope 1573 FF
  • Linthropp 1614 NR


'Leofa's village' from the OE  pers. name Lēofa joined to þorp by the ing found in ingtun .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement