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.

Stephen Oak Riding

Early-attested site in the Parish of Brigstock

Historical Forms

  • Steven Oke 1642 WoodsRept


Stephen Oak Riding (6″) is Steven Oke 1642 Woods Rept, and takes its name from what Morton (397) describes as 'the capacious hollow old Tree call'd Stephens Oak , or as vulgarly King Stephen 's Oak , one of the Boundaries of Rockingham Forest….From this very Tree, according to Tradition, King Stephen once shot at a Deer.'