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.

Bow Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ashprington

Historical Forms

  • Steuenebogh 1315 Totnes
  • Stenebowe 1453 FF
  • Bowbridge c.1550 Leland


Cf. Bow (Mx). steuen is a mis- reading for stenen (OE  stǣnen , 'stony, of stone'). Cf. Stonebow PN Wo 167.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement