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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Sherburn in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • on Niwan-þorp c.1030 YCh7
  • Newthorp c.1216 RegAlbiii,50 1277 Baild 1295 Ebor
  • Newthorp(e) 1446 Fabr 1541 FF
  • Newthrop(e), Newthropp 1558,1588 WillY 1641 Rates


'New outlying farm', v. nīwe , þorp .