Early-attested site in the Parish of Caunton
- Torpa c.1150 Dane
- Middelthorp' 1260 FF 1327 Banco
- Middelthorp' juxta Calneton 1327 FF
- Medylthorppe, Medilthorppe 13th WhiteBk
- Medilthorp 1364 Cor
- Medlethorpe 1535 VE
Middlethorpe is Torpa c. 1150 Dane, Middelthorp '1260FF , 1327 Banco, Middelthorp ' juxta Calneton 1327FF , Medylthorppe , Medilthorppe 13thWhiteBk , Medilthorp 1364Cor , Medlethorpe 1535 VE. Originally simply 'thorp,' 'outlying or dependent settlement,' v. þorp . Later distinguished as 'middle,' possibly because it lay between Knapthorpe and Dean Hall. Some of the ME spellings show the influence of the cognate Scandinavian meðal .