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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Stanground

Historical Forms

  • Stangrund c.1000 Cragg c.1150 Thorney c.1300–25 Ass 1270 Rams 1285 BM c.1350 Ch 1301 FF 1302 FA 1307 1316
  • Stangrun 1086 DB
  • Standgrund 1276 RH
  • Staingrunt 1286 QW
  • Stainground 1286 Ass
  • Stanground 1327 Cl, SR (p)
  • Staneground 1330 FF
  • Stanegrund 1428 FA
  • Standground 1641 HMC


This is clearly a compound of OE  stan and grund and must refer to the stony character of the ground or of the bottom of some water, but its exact application cannot be determined.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site