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.

Long Ditton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Long Ditton

Historical Forms

  • Ditune 1086 DB
  • Ditton 1233 Cl
  • Longa Dittone 1242 Merton
  • Langedittone c.1270 Winton
  • Longe Ditton 1276 FF
  • Longedytton 1279 Ass
  • Longeduttone 1314 Ipm


'Farm by the dike or ditch,' v. dic , tun . Cf. Ditton (K), dictune BCS 1321. Long to distinguish it from Thames Ditton infra 90. “So called from its Length, it being near a Mile from one End to the other” (Aubrey i, 242).

Places in the same Parish

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