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.

Caspidge Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoke Prior

Historical Forms

  • cærsa bæt 770 BCS204 11th
  • Casbridge 1649 Surv 1820 G
  • Caspidge c.1830 O


It is clear that bæt is a bad form for bæc and that the first element is OE  cærse, hence 'cress stream.'