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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.

Staddle Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of East Harlsey

Historical Forms

  • Stathelbrig' 1508 Guis


NEDial staddle is used of a wooden platform on which hay- ricks are built. Staddle Bridge crosses the river Wiske near its source where the river is narrow and the ground flat. The bridge could, therefore, originally have been a “staddle” thrown across the stream. v. brycg .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement