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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Scawton

Historical Forms

  • Scaltun 1086 DB 1154–60 YCh c.1155 Riev 1181 BylE
  • Scalton(a), Skalton(a) 1189 Riev 1414 YI
  • Scaulton 1328 Banco
  • Scawton 1575 FF


'Farm in the hollow' from ON  skál 'hollow' (cf. Rygh, NG Indledning s.v.) and tun . Scawton lies in a short but steep- sided valley.

Places in the same Parish