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.

Thorp Perrow

Early-attested site in the Parish of Well

Historical Forms

  • Torp 1086 DB
  • Thorp 1184 RichReg
  • Thorp Pirrow(e) 1285 KI

Etymology

v. þorp . The lords holding the tenure of Thorp were lords of Pir (n )hou in Ditchingham (Nf); thus in 1285 Helewise de Perrow held two carucates of land here (KI). For [pɔrə] v. Introduction xxxii.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement