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.

Foulk Stapleford

Major Settlement in the Parish of Tarvin

Historical Forms

  • Stapelford iuxta Haregrave 1287 Court
  • Fouk Stapelford 1288 Court
  • Fouk Stapelton 1354 BPR


'Fulco's moiety of Stapleford', from the OG  pers.n. Fulco , named after Fulco de Orreby (Justice of Chester 1259–60) who held half of Stapleford in 1243 and 1260, Orm2 ii 802, Sheaf3 19 (4514), 20 (4711), Court 18. Cf. Stapleford infra , Bruen Stapleford 3269.