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Stoke upon Tern

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Stoche(s) 1086 DB
  • Stoca 1121 SAC
  • Stoke 1228 Pat 1255 RH 14th SBL4400 1371 Cl c.1540 Leland
  • Stok 1274 Ipm
  • Stoake 1672 HTR 1702,26 PR(L)
  • Stoak 1731 PR(L) 1732 PR(L)
  • Nordestok 1199 SAS2/X
  • Nordstoke c.1222-4 HAC
  • Nortstok' 1242 Fees
  • Nortstok 1258 Ch
  • North Stoke 1346,1428,31 FA
  • Stok' Say 1255-6 Ass
  • Stoke Say 1284-5 FA 1291-2 Ass
  • Stoke upon Tirne 1309 Ipm
  • Stoake-super-Tern 1687 PR(L)
  • Stoake upon Tearn 1716 PR(L)
  • Stooke super Tern 1717 PR(L)

Etymology

'North' for distinction from the other Stoke Say . In 1284-5 FA a place called Stoke Aubrey is listed as a 'member' of this Stoke Say .

The river-name Tern is from Welsh  tren 'strong'.

The Foxall TAMap does not give township boundaries, but the 19th- cent. Index to Tithe Award map shows Eaton upon Tern, Ollerton, Stoke upon Tern and Wistanswick as discrete areas. The material has been arranged in accordance with this.

Major Settlements