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.

Stanmore Copse

Early-attested site in the Parish of Clyffe Pypard

Historical Forms

  • Stanmore Meadow c.1840 TA
  • two closes called Stamner (sic) 1626 Ipm


Stanmore Copse lies on the borders of Clyffe Pypard and Winterbourne parishes, while Stanmore Meadow (c. 1840TA ), just to the east, lies wholly in the parish of Winterbourne Bassett.Jones (232) shows good reason for identifying Stanmore with the DB manor of Stamere in Selkley Hundred, Stanmere 1242 Fees, 1275 RH. The only other reference that has been noted is two closes called Stamner (sic)1626 Ipm. 'Stone pool,' v. stan , mere .