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.


Parish in the County of West Riding of Yorkshire


Whitkirk (117infra ) did not form a township. The townships of Temple Newsam, Osmondthorpe, Seacroft and Thorpe Stapleton are now in Leeds County Borough. Halton was at one time a separate township in Whitkirk parish and included Osmondthorpe (which was, however, actually in the parish of Leeds, 1822 Langd 371).

Major Settlements