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Survey of English Place-Names

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Stoford '

Field in the Parish of Fontmell Magna

Historical Forms

  • Stoford ' 1450 Glyn 1610 NED
  • toftum voc ' Stoffordes c.1560 Glyn
  • terr ' voc ' Stoffordes Roveles 1576 Glyn

Etymology

Stoford' 1450, toftum voc'Stoffordes c. 1560, terr' voc' Stoffordes Roveles 1576(probably a surnamefrom a p.n. Sto(w)ford(So, D, W, etc.,'stony ford', v. stān, ford); Roveles is eModE  roofless(from 1610 NED), here used elliptically for'rooflesstenement')