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.

Stubborn Lake

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Stupereslake 1243 HarlCh


Stubborn Lake(Stupereslake 1243, v. lacu, first el. probably a variant of the ME occupational term/surname Stepere'one who steeps or washes flax or cloth', aderivative of ME  stepe or *stupe'to steep', v. Fransson 110)