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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Newent

Historical Forms

  • Sterdenne 1286 Newent13d
  • Styrtesden 1301 Ipm
  • Startesden 1320 Ass
  • Stertedene 1327 SR
  • Sterdens 1549 Pat c.1580 LRMB


Stardens, Sterdenne 1286Newent 13d, Styrtesden 1301 Ipm (p), Startesden 1320Ass , Stertedene 1327SR (p), Sterdens 1549 Pat, c. 1580LRMB . 'Valley below the projecting tongue of land', v. steort , denu .