East Rigton

East Rigton is a hamlet in West Yorkshire, England, immediately to the east of Bardsey.

East Rigton
East Rigton seen from a hill East of Bardsey (7th December 2013).JPG
East Rigton seen from a hill east of Bardsey
East Rigton is located in West Yorkshire
East Rigton
East Rigton
Location within West Yorkshire
Civil parish
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
53°53′17″N 1°26′17″W / 53.888°N 1.438°W / 53.888; -1.438Coordinates: 53°53′17″N 1°26′17″W / 53.888°N 1.438°W / 53.888; -1.438


The name of East Rigton is first attested in the Domesday Book, as Riston, Ritone, and Ritun. The name comes from the Old Norse word hryggr ('ridge'), which had come into more general use in Old English, and the straightforwardly Old English word tūn ('farmstead, estate'). The additional element east is first attested in 1530, in the form Est Ryghton.[1]:20


  1. ^ Harry Parkin, Your City's Place-Names: Leeds, English Place-Name Society City-Names Series, 3 (Nottingham: English Place-Names Society, 2017).