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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.

Spurt St

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cuddington

Historical Forms

  • La Sperte 1320 Ch


This may be an early example, much earlier than any recorded in the NED of spirt , 'jet of liquid.' Cf. Spertemede in Denham (HarlCh 85 C56). In Holly Tree Lane, the direct continuation of the present very short Spurt St, there are several springs (Harman).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement