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.

Stare Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoneleigh

Historical Forms

  • Starbrugge 13th LegerBk
  • pons de Starton 1353 Works
  • Starebrydge 1542 MinAcct
  • Starhull 13th LegerBk
  • Starehildiche 1433 Ct


Stare Bridge is Starbrugge 13thLegerBk , pons de Starton 1353 Works, Starebrydge 1542MinAcct . This place is only about half a mile from Staverton and close by was a Starhull 13thLegerBk , Starehildiche (1433Ct ). The probability is that the original names of these places were Staretonbrigg and Staretonhildich respectively, and that later the ton was dropped for simplicity.Cf. Ritter (88 ff.) for this phenomenon of the loss of a medial element. Formerly Kingsbrigg (Dugdale 175).