English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Brotherton

Historical Forms

  • Suðtun c.1030 YCh7
  • Sutton(a), Suttun' 12 Nost22d 1193 P 1226 FF 1246 Ass4 1817 M
  • Sutton in Elmett 1535 FF


Sutton, Suðtun c. 1030 YCh 7, Sutton (a ), Suttun '12Nost 22d, 1193 P, 1226 FF, 1246Ass 4et passim to 1817 M, Sutton in Elmett 1535 FF.'South farmstead', v. sūð , tūn , and for the affix v. Elmet 1supra .It is in the south of the township.