English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Godalming

Historical Forms

  • Sytgesdon, Sychtesden' 1332 SR
  • Sygthesdenn' 1344 Loseley
  • Sightesden 1358 Ass


Scizdons (6″) is Sytgesdon , Sychtesden '1332 SR (p), Sygthesdenn '1344Loseley , Sightesden 1358Ass (p), Syghtesdene 1361, 1441, Syttesden , Sythesden 1401, Sysden 1566Loseley . The forms are too late for any certain interpretation of this name.