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.

York Town

Early-attested site in the Parish of Frimley


York Town is so named in 1823 (Br). It is a modern settlement, and was named after Frederick, Duke of York, who founded the Royal Military College at Sandhurst near by, in 1812 (VCH iii, 341).