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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Stockton

Historical Forms

  • Stocton 1272 FF
  • Stockton 1290 Ch
  • Stocton 1291 Tax 1320 ADiii 1535 VE
  • Stoketon 1538 LP
  • Stochemehull (1206 FF)


This is OE  stocc tūn , 'stump enclosure,' v. stoc(c), tun . The old name Stocc -hæme for the inhabitants of Stockton survives in the field-name Stochemehull (1206 FF) in the neighbouring parish of Southam. The hill must be that on the parish border (366 feet) where the Rectory Fm (Southam) stands. Cf. s. n. Napton supra 140.

Places in the same Parish