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.

Stebbingford Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stebbing

Historical Forms

  • Stebbyngford 1337 Ct
  • Stebbyngford Bredge 1547 Rental
  • Horstedafort 1086 DB
  • Horstedeford 1248 Ass 1285 ib


Stebbingford Fm is Stebbyngford 1337Ct . This is near Stebbingford Bridge (6″) which is Stebbyngford Bredge 1547Rental . An earlier name was Horstedafort 1086 DB, Horstedeford 1248Ass , 1285 ib. (p). 'Ford by the miry place,' v. horh , stede . This is where Stane Street crosses Stebbing Brook. The neighbouring district was called Horsted infra 476. v. also Horstages supra 423 and, for the identification, EAS xxi, 63–4.