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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Staverton

Historical Forms

  • Stavretone 1086 DB
  • Stanerton (sic) 1206 Abbr
  • Staverton 1212 Cur
  • Stavertona 1230 Bracton
  • Stafferton 1509 DuLa 1642 SR 1733 Recov


This name, as explained s. n. Staverton (PN Nth 28–9), is probably a compound of OE  stæfer , 'pole, stake,' dialectal staver , and tun , hence 'stake-enclosure.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site