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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Bray

Historical Forms

  • Sorteford Hy3 RentSur
  • Shorteford 1270 Pat 1275 Ch 1279 Cl 1324 Ipm
  • aqua de Schortford' in villa de Bray 1286 Ass


Shortford (lost), Sorteford Hy 3RentSur (p), Shorteford 1270 Pat (p), 1275 Ch, 1279 Cl (p), 1324 Ipm (p), aqua de Schortford ' in villa de Bray 1286Ass . Cf. also Shortefordemore 1395PubLib (Bray ), Shortfordemore 1397ib . 'Short ford', an unusual name which con- trasts with the common Langford, Longford. There was also a 'Shortford marsh', v. mōr .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement