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.

Norton Lindsey

Major Settlement in the Parish of Norton Lindsey

Historical Forms

  • Norton(e) c.1080 France
  • Nortonelyndeseye 1288 Ass
  • Norton Lyndeseye 1316 FA 1321 FF
  • Norton Lymsey 1316 NomVill
  • Norton Lynsey 1506 KnowleG 1634 Sess
  • Norton Lymsay 1535 VE
  • Norton Linsley 1634 Sess
  • Norton Limesi 1656 Dugdale
  • Mortone (sic) 1086 DB


'North farm,' v. tun . It is the most northern of the group, Alveston, Clopton, Hampton, Norton, Tiddington, Wasperton, Wolverton. The origin of the addition to the name is unknown.Dugdale (499) speaks of Norton Limesi al. Norton Superior .

Places in the same Parish