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.

Stanton Harcourt

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stanton Harcourt

Historical Forms

  • Stantone 1086 DB 1288 Ipm
  • Stantone Harecurt 1268–81 Eynsh 1346 FA
  • Staunton' 1234 Cl 1428 FA
  • Stauntone Harecurt 1285 Ass 1428 FA
  • Stawnton Harcourt 1519 AD

Etymology

'Stone tūn,' v. stān , which in this name probably refers to the stones known as The Devil's Quoits. Robert de Harcourt is the owner 1193 P.