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.

Spara Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ashton


so spelt in 1765 D. The NED s. n. sparr defines this as a 'light bridge for crossing broken arches, rivers with steep banks, etc.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement