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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Barwick in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • Thurstanschaghe, Thorstanschaye 1292 MinAcct
  • Thrustonshagh 1341 Surv
  • Thurstonshaghe 1424 Rent


Thurstonshaw (lost), Thurstanschaghe , Thorstanschaye 1292MinAcct , Thrustonshagh 1341Surv , Thurstonshaghe 1424 Rent.'Thurstan's copse', v. sceaga . The pers.n. Thurstan is an anglicised form of ON  Þorsteinn .