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Stretton on Fosse

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stretton on Fosse

Historical Forms

  • Stratone 1086 DB
  • Stratton c.1170 BM 1262 Ass 1267 Ch 1291 Tax
  • Stretton 1235 Fees 1275 RH
  • Stretton super le Fosse 1263 FF 1546 LP
  • Stretton de la Fosse 1608 FF
  • Stretton on the Fosse al. on the Force 1651 ib


'Farm on the Roman road.' Cf. Stretton supra 119, 146. It lies by the Fosse Way.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site