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Survey of English Place-Names

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Stanners Hill, Stanyards Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chobham


Stanners Hill, Stanyards Fm. Cf. Stanora 1177 P (p), Stonore 1219 Bracton (p), Stanore 1220, 1308 FF, Stanhore 1319 Ipm, Boggesmede al. Stanoresmed 1302 Chertsey, Stanoresywehulle (i.e. 'Stanore's yew hill') 1446 ib., Stanners 1605FF , Stanyerd 1626, 1651FF , Staners Hill 1680 Seller. 'Stone bank or slope,' v. ora . As these two places are near together it is probable that they are identical in origin, and that Stanyerd is only an artificial expansion of an imagined colloquialism found in Stanner .Bogemede must be a compound of OE  boga , 'bow,' hence 'curved mead.' Cf. Bowden (PN D 37).