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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.

Mattersey Thorpe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mattersey

Historical Forms

  • Thorp(e) 1298 Ipm 1316 FA
  • Thorp(e) juxta Madersey 1305 Ass
  • Thorp(e) by Matherseye 1307–23 Ch
  • Matterseythorp 1545 NtIpm


Mattersey Thorpe is Thorp (e )1298 Ipm, 1316 FA, Thorp (e ) juxta Madersey 1305Ass , Thorp (e ) by Matherseye 1307–23 Ch, Matterseythorp 1545 NtIpm. þorp is used here in the Scandinavian sense of 'hamlet adjoining a village or chief settlement.' Cf. Deenethorpe, Wilby Thorpe (PN Nth 141, 163).

Places in the same Parish