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.

Shiffords Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Market Drayton

Historical Forms

  • Shipford 1166 SHC
  • Schipford' c.1235 SAC
  • Schifford' 1314 SBL9894

Etymology

Shiffords Bridge: Shipford 1166 SHC, Schipford 'c.1235 SAC, Schifford '1314SBL 9894 . 'Sheep ford': other instances occur in O (Shifford), Bd and Berks (Shefford). The ford is on the county boundary at approx. SJ 691349, where the road to Newcastle crosses the R. Tern.Shifford's Grange Fm in St is named from it.