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.

Thistleworth Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of West Grinstead

Historical Forms

  • Thystylworth 1518–29 ECP5,465
  • Thiselworth 1606 SRS14,140
  • Thystelesworthe 1327 SR


Thistleworth Fm is Thystylworth in 1518–29 (ECP 5, 465), Thiselworth in 1606 (SRS 14, 140) and probably gave name to Stephen de Thystelesworthe (1327 SR). No pers. name Thystel is known so probably the genitival s in the earliest form is an error. Hence, 'thistle-enclosure,' v. worþ .