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.

Shaftstead street

Field in the Parish of Catfield

Historical Forms

  • Shaftstead street 1699 Ct 1700 Ct
  • Shaftstreet 1699 Ct 1700 Ct

Etymology

Shaftstead street, Shaftstreet 1699,1700 ib(v. sceaft'pole' used as a landmark, stede and strǣt, strēt, reduction ofthe middle element in a three-linked compound)