English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Trafford Ho and Trafford Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chipping Warden

Historical Forms

  • Trapeford 1086 DB
  • Trapesford 12th Survey
  • Trafford(ia) 1219 Bracton
  • Traford c.1220 ADi
  • Traffordebrige


This is probably 'trap-ford,' a name for a ford where some trap for catching fish was placed.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement