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 Little Clifton

Historical Forms

  • Stargl' c.1230 StB
  • Stargile, Stargyle 1292 Ass
  • Starrgill Well 1682 Work


'Sedge ravine,' from ME  star or ON  stǫrr , star -, and gil. Cf. Icelandic Starmýrardalr (Kålund ii, 261) and Starnmire supra 246.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site