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.

Stanford Dingley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stanford Dingley

Historical Forms

  • Stanworde 1086 DB
  • Stanford' Willelmi 1220 Fees
  • Stanford' 1235–6 ib
  • Staunford' 1241 Ass
  • Stamford' Cancelar' 1242–3 Fees
  • Staunford', Stamford' iuxta Bradef' 1284 Ass
  • Stanford 1316 FA
  • Staneford Deanly 1535 VE
  • Standford Dingley 1744 ArchJ
  • Standford 1761 Rocque


'Stony ford', a common name which occurs several times in this county. Here it refers to a crossing-place on the R. Pang. Robert Dyngley appears in this connection 1428 FA. Willelmi from William de Stanford, who held land here in 1224–5 (VCH iv, 111). Cancelar ' in 1242–3 is unexplained.