Barkby Thorpe

Barkby Thorpe, Leicestershire

Barkby Thorpe, in the East Goscote Hundred of Leicestershire, is originally a simplex name from Old Norse þorp ‘a secondary settlement, a dependent outlying farmstead or hamlet’. This was a secondary settlement dependent on adjoining Barkby, thus the affix.

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Viking Names


Leicestershire, place-name, simplex, thorpe

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Barrie Cox, A Dictionary of Leicestershire and Rutland Place-Names. Nottingham: English Place-Name Society (2005), p. 6.

Barrie Cox, The Place-Names of Leicestershire III. English Place-Name Society LXXXI (2004), p. 29.