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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Feckenham

Historical Forms

  • sciran ac, sciren ac c.960 BCS1006 11th
  • Schirnach, Scyrnach, Shirnak 1175 P 1240 WoP 1237 FF 1292 Pat 1327 SR 1396 IpmR
  • Sirnac 1197 FF 1200 Cur
  • Chirnache 1240 WoP
  • Shyrnacke 1524 More


'(At the) bright oak,' v. scir , ac , probably so called from some distinctive feature of its foliage.