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 Bengeo

Historical Forms

  • Waterford 1214 Cur 1248 Ass c.1315 Ch 1316 FF
  • Watirford 1342 Ass
  • Waterforde Hall 1563 DeedsEnrolled
  • Streete 1650 Ct


Waterford, Waterford Hall, Waterford Ho is Waterford 1214 Cur, 1248Ass , c. 1315 Ch, 1316FF , Watirford 1342Ass , Waterforde Hall 1563Deeds Enrolled , (Streete ) 1650Ct . The elements are self-explanatory but the exact meaning of the compound is uncertain. Was it so called in distinction from Stapleford about a mile and a half to the north because the river at this point was deeper?