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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Stochæ 1086 DB
  • Stoch' 1156 P
  • Stok(e) 1232 Cl
  • Stokes 1154 RBE 1202 P 1212 Fees
  • Stokes by Guldeford 1317 Ipm
  • Stok juxta Guldeford 1214 Ch 1232
  • Stokeguldeforde 1436 Endowments


v. stoc(c). Here the reference may have been to some place defending the northern approach to Guildford by the river.