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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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Ashbury

Historical Forms

  • Scobbechestre 1242 Fees788 1303 FA 1330 SR
  • Scobechestre 1378 IpmR
  • Scobchester 1500 Ipm


Blomé (135) quotes the probable parallels scobbanora (BCS 932) and scobban byrgels (KCD 673) in illustration of the first element, which must be an unrecorded pers. name Sc (e )obba ; the second is ceaster , but nothing is known of any early fortification here. For initial sc , v. lntrod. xxxv.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement