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.

Ashford Bridge, Ashford Mill

Early-attested site in the Parish of North Leigh

Historical Forms

  • Aissour' 1176 P
  • Aissoura 1177 P
  • Assoura 1179 P
  • Assouere 1278–9 RH
  • Ashford early18th ParColl
  • molendinum de Asshore 1297 CornAcc


Ashford Bridge, Ashford Mill (both 6″) take name from Aissour '1176 P, Aissoura 1177 P, Assoura 1179 P, Assouere 1278–9 RH (p), Ashford early 18th ParColl. The mill is molendinum de Asshore 1297 CornAcc, and William molend. is the person concerned in the 1176 reference.'Ash tree bank,' v. æsc , ōfer . 'Ford' has been substituted for the original second element.