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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Kenton

Historical Forms

  • Star Crosse 1689 DKR40,455


In the absence of early spellings the etymology of this name must remain uncertain. Possibly we have reference to a cross of a particular shape. Cf. Handy Cross (PN Bk 202) and Hand Cross (PN Sx 278).