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.

Little Stretton

Major Settlement in the Parish of Little Stretton

Historical Forms

  • ~ Parua 1357,1368,1428 Wyg 1518 Visit
  • ~ Parva 1303,1314 Banco 1535 VE 1537 MinAccts
  • Parua ~ 1327,1357 Wyg
  • Parva ~ 1344 BM 1344 Pat
  • Lyttle ~ 1601 Terrier
  • Little ~ 1610 Speed

Etymology

For forms and interpretation of the place-name, v. Stretton Magna.

Little Stretton lies on the Roman Gartree Road (Via Devana ) about one mile to the south-east of Stretton Magna. Note MLat  parva 'small'.

Places in the same Parish

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