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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Cassington

Historical Forms

  • Somerforde c.1230 Eynsh 1316 FA 1551–2 Survey
  • Sumerford 1241–64 Eynsh
  • Somerford 1297 CornAcc 1300 Ipm


Somerford (lost) is Somerforde c. 1230 Eynsh, 1316 FA, 1551–2Survey , Sumerford 1241–64 Eynsh, Somerford 1297 CornAcc, 1300 Ipm. 'Ford used in summer.' The same name occurs in Ch, Gl and W.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement