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 Hartlebury

Historical Forms

  • Tortintuna 1182 RBB 18th
  • Torchinton 1229 Ch
  • Torketon 1275 Ass
  • Torton 1275 Ass 1480 OrdBk 1627 QSR
  • Toruthone 1300 Pat
  • Thorton 1329 FF


This may be from Torhtwine-tun , 'farm of Torhtwine,' or more probably from Torhtingtun , 'Torhta's farm,' Torhta being a pet-form of one of the numerous OE  names in Torht , v. ingtun .