English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Hawkesbury

Historical Forms

  • in Suthstoce 972 BCS1282 10th
  • Hawkesburie als. Stoke Hawkesburie 1599 FF
  • Stoke 1610 1625 Inq


Stoke (lost), in Suthstoce 972 (10th) BCS 1282, Hawkesburie als. Stoke Hawkesburie 1599 FF, Stoke 1610 ib, 1625 Inq. v. stoc 'an outlying farm, a secondary settlement'. The site has not been determined (cf. Finb 120), except that it was a tithing of Hawkesbury (1625 Inq). In OE  form Suth - 'south' to distinguish it from Severn Stoke (Wo 227) mentioned in the same document.