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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Middleton Cheney

Historical Forms

  • Trop 1235 Fees
  • Trop juxta Bannebyr 1242 Fees
  • Thorp near Charwell 1299 Cl
  • Overthorp(e) 1330 Ass 1497 FF
  • Overthropp 1524 ADv 1542 LP


Overthorpe is Trop 1235 Fees, Trop juxta Bannebyr 1242 Fees, Thorp near Charwell 1299 Cl, Overthorp (e )1330Ass , 1497FF , Overthropp 1524 AD v, 1542 LP, v. þorp . The place stands high on a hill above Banbury.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement