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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Priors Marston

Historical Forms

  • Sturch 1821 G


Stirch is Sturch 1821 G. Cf. le Sterte c. 1350Spencer . Stirch is very likely a corruption of stert (e )s , referring to the two tails of land here. v. steort . Cf. Starch (PN Nth 279).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement