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.

Stoke Poges

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stoke Poges

Historical Forms

  • Stoches 1086 DB
  • Stokes c.1120 BM 1228 WellsR 1237–40 Fees
  • Stok 1242 Fees879
  • Stoke 1284 FA
  • Stoke Puges, Pogeys 1302 Ipm
  • Stoke Pougeys 1331 Cl
  • Stoke Pugges 1420 IpmR
  • Stoke Pogys 1514 LP
  • Stoke pewges 1517 Encl
  • Stokbogies 1526 LS


v. stoc . The first mention of the family which has given its distinctive name to the manor is in 1255 when Humbert le Pugeis had the custody of the manor (RH i. 34). It may be suspected that the modern pronunciation is purely a spelling one which has replaced the [pjuˑdʒis] that one might have expected.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site