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.

Cayton, High Cayton, Cayton Grange

Early-attested site in the Parish of South Stainley

Historical Forms

  • Chetune, Chettone 1086 DB
  • Chaitona 1135–57 YCh502
  • Kaituna, Caituna, Caytuna, Caytona 12,Hy2 Font 1145–82 YCh71–80 503–6,c.1190 Vyner 1502 Ipm
  • grangia de Caytona 1132–90 Fount Hy2 Font 1185–95 YCh523
  • Cayton graunge 1672 Dep
  • Caton 1665 Visit
  • High Cayton 1817 M


'Cǣga's farmstead', v. tūn . An OE  pers.n. Cǣga enters into the p.ns. Cayton YN 103, Keyingham YE 32 and Cainhoe Bd 147 (cf. IPN 180). The place was depopulated and the village disappeared when a grange of Fountains was established (cf. YAJ xxxviii, 234).