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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Ketton

Historical Forms

  • Manthorpe Br[ ]e 1677 Terrier
  • Manthorpe Hill 1919 Sale
  • Mantle Brigg 1943 Map


MANTHORPE (lost), Manthorpe Br [ ]e 1677Terrier , Manthorpe Hill 1919Sale . These two late minor names may record a lost early farmstead. If so, the first el. is probably a Scand  pers.n. Manni ; a Scand  or OE  gen.pl. manna 'of the men', i.e. 'of the community' is unlikely, cf. Manthorpe L (x2). Manthorpe Hill is beside R. Chater, thus the damaged word in the 1677 manuscript is probably either Manthorpe Bridge or Manthorpe Brigge , since Mantle Brigg 1943Map is no doubt a reduced form of the same name, v. þorp .