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 Happisburgh

Historical Forms

  • Swannesstake 1415 Ct


Swannesstake 1415 Ct Lessingham(v. Reaney s.n. Swan from OE swan1'swan' or swān2'herdsman' and OE  staca'stake', used in various senses,for instance'boundary post'; the OE  Swān is also held to be an Anglicization ofOScand  Sveinn)