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.

Stratford Tony

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stratford Tony

Historical Forms

  • (on) Stretford 672 BCS 12th
  • on stret ford, on streat ford 948 12th ib
  • Stradford 1086 DB
  • Stratford 1242 Fees 1249 Ass
  • Strateford 1275 RH
  • Stratford To(u)ny 1332 SR 1363 Cl


'Ford where the (Roman) road crosses,' v. stræt . Ralph de Touny held the manor in 1242 (Fees). Cf. Newton Tony infra 370. The street is the ancient Port Way, the same road which gave name to Stratford-sub-Castle infra 371–2.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site