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.


Field in the Parish of Cawston

Historical Forms

  • Sparryd 1451 Ct 1459 Ct
  • Sparred 1451 Ct 1458 Ct
  • Speryd 1484 Ct


Sparryd 1451, 1459 Ct Schram, Sparred 1451, 1458 Ct Schram, Speryd 1484 Ct Schram(v. OE  *spearr, ME  sperre'spar, rafter' and *rȳd, *rēod'clearing')