Stragglethorpe, Nottinghamshire

Stragglethorpe, in the Bingham Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, is a hamlet whose name is first recorded in the late eighteenth century. While it does contain the Old Norse element þorp ‘outlying farm, settlement’, it is not clear that the name is as old as the Scandinavian settlement of the region. It has been suggested that it is a name of the late nickname type, referring to an area with a few small straggling farms.

Ascribed Culture


Viking Names


Nottinghamshire, place-name

Further information


J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 234.