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.

Sutherland and Sutherland Beck

Early-attested site in the Parish of Middleton

Historical Forms

  • Suterlund 1334 ForP
  • Soterlund, Souterlund, Suterlundbek 1335 ForP


'Sutari's wood' v. lundr . The first element is the ON  byname Sútari from Latin sutor 'shoe-maker'; the word was borrowed in ME from ON (v. Stratmann-Bradley s.v. sūtare ).The change of intervocalic t to th is seen in other place-names, e.g. Catterick 242infra , and Souther Scales (YWR), Suterscales 1214 Abbr, which contains the same element.