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.

Over Silton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Over Silton

Historical Forms

  • Silftune, Siluetun(e) 1086 DB 12 Riev
  • Silton 1204 Ass
  • Parva Silton 1301 LS
  • Over Silton 1316 Vill


v. tun . The first element is probably the pers. name found in Silpho 115supra . Cf. also Nether Silton (Allerton) 207infra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement