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.

Styche and Woodlands

Major Settlement in the Parish of Moreton Say

Historical Forms

  • Stuche 1203–4 Ass 1430 Fine
  • Stuyche 1548–9 SBL2002
  • The Stich 1645 PR(L)
  • Stich 1655 SAS1/XLVII
  • Stych 1760,71 PR(L)
  • Styche 1833 OS
  • The Styche 1838 TA

Etymology

OE  stycce 'a piece' has been noted in minor names and field-names in some counties: EPN gives examples from C, Ess, Hu, Nt, and six instances are noted in Ch (PN Ch 5.1357–8). It is a rare element, and the material available does not provide evidence for a precise meaning. The Sa instance may be the only one which can be classified as a settlement- name.