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.

Steer's Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • atte Steghere 1296 SR
  • Steyres Garden 1541 BailiffsAccts


Steer's Common (6″) takes its name from the family of Robert atte Steghere (1296 SR), perhaps so named from there being an outside stairway to his house or something of that kind. It is called Steyres Garden in 1541 (Bailiffs Accts ).