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.

Mitton, Upper and Lower

Major Settlement in the Parish of Upper and Lower Mitton

Historical Forms

  • Myttun 841 BCS433 11th
  • Mettune 1086 DB
  • Ouermittun 1221 FF
  • Mutton(e) 1227,1270 Ch
  • Mutton(e) Walter 1275 SR
  • Nethere Mutton(e) 1275 FF 1340 Ipm
  • Ouermutton 1359 FF
  • Nether Mytton 1420 FF
  • Walter dominus de Mutton in 1275 (SR)


v. myðetun . The farm was so called because it stands at the junction of the Stour and the Severn, cf. Mitton in Bredon supra 102. Lower Mitton is now merged in Stourport. The Walter , called Walter dominus de Mutton in 1275 (SR), is unknown.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site