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.

Compstall, Compstall Bridge & Compstall Mills

Other OS name in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Compstall Bridge 1608 Earw
  • Compstall Bridge & Compstall Bridge Mills 1831 Bry
  • Compstall 1842 OS
  • Compstall Bridge 1860 White


, Compstall Bridge 1608 Earw, Compstall Bridge &Compstall Bridge Mills 1831 Bry, Compstall 1842 OS, Compstall Bridge ('a populousvillage') 1860 White 872 , giving its name to a nineteenth - century c.p. formed out of Werneth , v. 258supra . No early material has been found , but the p.n. could be from cumb ' a valley ' and stall ' a place, a site ' or ' a fishery ' , since it lies beside R . Etherow under Beacom supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name