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.

Swinford Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Eynsham

Historical Forms

  • (passagium de) Swyneforde 1299 Eynsh
  • Swynefordehythe 1362 Eynsh
  • Swynfordhuythe 1481–3 CourtR


Swinford Bridge (6″) is (passagium de ) Swyneforde 1299 Eynsh, Swynefordehythe 1362 Eynsh, Swynfordhuythe 1481–3CourtR . 'Swine ford': -h (u )ythe means 'landing place,' v. hȳþ . The village of Swinford is over the boundary in Berks.