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 Warmington

Historical Forms

  • Ekelthorpgrene 1297 ADii
  • Eggilthorp 1373 FF
  • Rentaly Egelthorpy Egylthorp 1404 Fraunc
  • Eglethorp(e) 1517 BM 1528 Recov
  • Egilthorp 1535 VE
  • Egeliston 1242 Fees


Eaglethorpe is Ekelthorpgrene 1297 AD ii, Eggilthorp 1373FF , Egylthorp c. 1400 Rentaly Egelthorpy Egylthorp 1404Fraunc , Eglethorp (e )1517 BM, 1528Recov , Egilthorp 1535 VE. Professor Ekwall calls attention to the parallel of Egleton (R), Egoluestun in 1218 (For), Egeliston in 1242 (Fees), and suggests that this name denotes the þorp of a man named Ecgwulf .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement