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.

Wire Shard

Field in the Parish of Stourpaine

Historical Forms

  • 1840 TA

Etymology

Wire Shard(v. sceard'gap'; first el. perhaps wīr'bog myrtle')