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.

Steeple Aston

Major Settlement in the Parish of Steeple Aston

Historical Forms

  • Estone 1086 DB c.1260 Os
  • Estona c.1186–92 Eynsh
  • Stipelestun' 1220 Fees
  • Stepel Eston' 1224 Cl
  • Stepeleston' 1242–3 Fees c.1265 Os
  • Stepulestone c.1265 Os
  • Stepileston 1428 FA
  • Stepelaston' 1278–9 RH
  • Stupelaston 1307 Ipm
  • Stepel Aston 1316 FA 1330 Cl
  • Stepelaston, Stepil Aston 1362 Cl
  • Stapelaston 1368 Cl
  • Stepulaston 1384 Cl
  • Stepull Aston 1428 FA
  • Stepelhaston 1284–5,1346 FA
  • Stepulhaston 1366 BC c.1444
  • Stepilhaston 1389 Cl

Etymology

'East tūn,' to which 'steeple' has been prefixed.