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.

Stretton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stretton

Historical Forms

  • (æt) Strættune c.1002 ASWills c.1100
  • Stratune 1086 DB
  • Strattun, Stratton Hy2 Portland 1235 FineR
  • Stratton near Essoure 1310 FF
  • Stratton in Scarvesdale 1331,1415 Cl
  • Stretton(e) Hy2 Beau 1226 ClR 1253 FF
  • Stretton(e) in Scaruedale 1269 Ass
  • Stretton(e) iuxta Assheoure 1330 Ass
  • Stretton(e) in Scaruesdale 1330 ib
  • Great Stretton 1328 Banco
  • Magna Stretton in Scaruesdale 1332 FF

Etymology

'Farm on the Roman road (Ryknield Street)', v. strǣt , tūn ; cf. Stretton Hall infra 308. For the descriptive forms cf. Ashover and Scarsdale Hundred supra 190 and 187.

Places in the same Parish