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Althorpe is a parish at the eastern edge of the Isle of Axholme. It is made up of the riverside village of Althorpe, township of Keadby and the hamlet of Derrythorpe. In 1850 the parish of Amcotts was created from part of Althorpe Parish.
 

Place-name.

Althorpe - 1086 Aletorp (Domesday Book)

Ali - persons name

thorp - outlying farmstead (Old Scandinavian)

Ali + thorp = Althorpe

Meaning - Outlying farmstead dependent on a man called Ali

 

Keadby -

There are many interpretations as to the origin of the meaning of Keadby. Cameron suggests it is a man called Keti's farmstead and Eminson believes it to be a settlement at a mooring.

 

Derrythorpe - 1263 Dodithorp

Dod(d)ing - persons name (Old English)

thorp - outlying farmstead (Old Scandinavian)

Dod(d)ing + thorp = Derrythorpe

Meaning - Outlying farmstead dependent on a man called Dod(d)ing

 

Further reading -

Mills, A. D., A Dictionary of English Place Names
Cameron, Keith, The Place-Names of Lincolnshire
Eminson T.B.F., Place and River Names of the West Riding of Lindsey Lincolnshire

 

A map of Althorpe. Click to see the map on MSN Maps & Directions

 


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