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.

Stank Ho, Stanks

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barwick in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • le Stank(e), Litilstank, Litelstank, Litlestank 1424 Rent 1461,1480,1487 MinAcct
  • Stankes 1557 TestLds
  • Stancke 1601 PRBrw
  • Stank-house 1754 ib


Stank Ho, 1817 M, Stanks, 1822 Langd, le Stank (e ), Litilstank , Litelstank , Litlestank 1424 Rent, 1461, 1480, 1487MinAcct , Stankes 1557 TestLds, Stancke 1601 PRBrw, Stank-house 1754 ib. v. stank 'pond, pool'; the two places are near Cock Beck, but 2 miles apart; the earlier spellings are associated with Scholes and would therefore refer to Stanks.