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Early-attested site in the Parish of Otley

Historical Forms

  • on Ectune c.1030 YCh7
  • Ectone, Estone 1086 DB
  • Eketon 1280 Ass


Eckton (lost), on Ectune c. 1030 YCh 7, Ectone , Estone 1086 DB, possibly identical with Eketon 1280Ass , v. tūn 'farmstead'; the first el. is uncertain, but could be ODan  ēk 'oak', perhaps replacing an earlier OE  āc. The exact location of this place is unknown; it was in the Archbishop's manor of Otley in Gereburg wapentake (1 supra ); cf. G. E. Kirk, Thoresby xxxvii, 203.