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.

East and West Sherford

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brixton

Historical Forms

  • Sirefort 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Sireford
  • Scyreford, Westscireford t.Hy2 Oliver
  • Shireford 1242 Fees794


'Clear ford,' v. scir .