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.

Wickster's Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Frampton on Severn

Historical Forms

  • pontem de Wiggestowe c.1363 Works
  • Wikestowe 1608 Inq
  • Wickstow 1839 TA


Wickster's Bridge, 1830 M, pontem de Wiggestowe c. 1363 Works, Wikestowe 1608 Inq, Wickster Fm . 1777 M, Wickstow 1839TA .Probably, in view of the modern forms, OE  wīc, stōw 'dwelling- place, camp'. It is on the Roman road from Gloucester to the south, but no ancient remains have been observed. Cf. Wickstow (225infra ).