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Survey of English Place-Names

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Stretton Magna

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stretton Magna

Historical Forms

  • Stratone 1086 DB 1215 P
  • Straton' 1186(p),1190 1267 Pat 1368 Wyg
  • Stratona 1202 ChancR
  • Strattun' 1155,1156 P
  • Stratton' 1159,1160 1230,1242 1429 Fine 1435 Cl
  • Strattone 1156,1159 RBE 1195 P
  • Strattona 1173,1175,1178 ib
  • Strettun' 1157 P
  • Stretton 1183,1184 1329 Ipm 1330 Wyg
  • Strettona c.1250 Rut
  • Strettone 1306,1357 Wyg
  • ~ Magna 1275 Coram 1305 LRoll 1579
  • Magna ~ 1283 Dugd 1301,1302 Pat 1314 Cl 1344 Pat
  • Much ~ 1467×72 ECP
  • Great ~ 1610 Speed

Etymology

'The farmstead, village on the Roman road', v. strǣt , tūn ; with the later affix ME  muche (with loss of -el from OE  mycel). Note also MLat  magna 'great, large'. With neighbouring Little Stretton, located on the Roman Via Devana (Gartree Road) which extends south-eastwards from Leicester. Only the church remains standing amid a large area of medieval earthworks of the former village.

Places in the same Parish