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.

Stychens Cottages

Early-attested site in the Parish of Blechingley

Historical Forms

  • Stichinges 1605 SACxxiv
  • Le Stychens 1680 SACvi


Stychens Cottages (6″) is field called Stiche 1434, Stychell 1523, Stychens 1528 (LBl), Stichinges 1605 SAC xxiv, Le Stychens 1680 SAC vi. This must be the OE  stycce , 'piece,' occasionally found in field-names. The later suffixes are unexplained.