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.

Standbow Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Churchill


Standbow Bridge (6″) is so named 1778EnclA . Cf. Stanboge 1210 Cur, Standbawham t. Hy 8Valor , Stande Bawham 1551–2Survey .This is OE  stān -boga , 'stone arch,' which occurs in Beowulf , ll. 2545 and 2718, and survives as Stonebow, the name of one of the gates of Lincoln. hamm has been added to two of the forms.