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.

Stoughton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Stoctune 12th HMCvii
  • Stocton(a) 1218 Bracton 1225 ClR 1241 Ass 1270 Seldxiii
  • Stoghton 1294 Ass 1321 Abbr
  • Stoughtonesmore 1356 ADiii
  • Stoughton 1494 FF

Etymology

Stoughton [stɑutən] is Stoctune 12th HMC vii(p), Stocton (a )1218 Bracton, 1225 ClR, 1241Ass (p), 1270 Seld xiii, Stoghton 1294Ass , 1321 Abbr, Stoughtonesmore 1356 AD iii, Stoughton 1494 FF. This may be 'the tun adjoining Stoke' (supra 150), or it may be the common stocctūn , 'stump-enclosure.'

Places in the same Parish