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.

Stratford Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Twyning

Historical Forms

  • Stretford(e) 1182 Wo 1315–39 WinchLB 1319,1347 Pat
  • Stratford(e) 1287 Ass 1321 WinchLB


Stratford Bridge, Stretford (e )1182 Wo 160, 1315–39 WinchLB, 1319, 1347 Pat, Stratford (e )1287Ass , 1321 WinchLB. 'Ford on the Roman road', v. strǣt , ford . The road is the old road from Worcester to Tewkesbury across Ripple Brook; it was also a salt-way (cf. Wo 6).