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 Cotgrave

Historical Forms

  • Straggelthorpe 1796 Recov


Stragglethorpe is first recorded as Straggelthorpe 1796Recov .There is a place similarly named in Lincolnshire for which we have early forms Tragertorp , Stragerthorp from Fees (1212, 1242). The latter name is somewhat difficult of explanation and it may be that the Nottinghamshire name has no connection with it. The suggestion may even be hazarded that the name is really a name of the late nickname type. The name would seem to be applied to an area containing some three or four small farms and it may be that it should be interpreted as 'straggling þorp.'