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.


Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • Stapenorescroftes 1431 Shaft


Stapenorescroftes 1431(15)(v. croft; the firstpart of the name may be a surname from a p.n. meaning'steep bank', v.stēap, ōra1)