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.

Thornton le Street

Major Settlement in the Parish of Thornton le Street

Historical Forms

  • Torentun 1086 DB
  • Thorinton in via 1208 ChR
  • in Strata 1268 Ebor
  • in le Strete c.1291 Tax


v. þorn , tun . Thornton stands on a supposed Roman road (6″ OS 87 NE 3); v. stræt and Barton le Willows 38supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement