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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Steane

Historical Forms

  • Stane 1086 DB
  • Stanes 12th Survey 1294 Ch
  • Stanis late12th BM
  • Stenes 1249 WellsR 1285 FF
  • Stene 1293 BM 1504 ADiii
  • Stone 1326 Fine
  • Stein 1335 Ch
  • Steyn 1526 SR


'At the stone.' For the plural form cf. Staines (Mx). We are well out of the Scandinavian area here and it can only be suggested that we have early confusion between stan and the lost OE  *stǣne , 'stony-place,' discussed under Steine (PN Sx 292).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site