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.

Sharpway Gate

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoke Prior

Historical Forms

  • sceap weg (sic), scearp weg 770 BCS204 11th
  • Sharpway Gate 1649 Surv


The 'Gate' must have been on the Feckenham-Wychbold road at a point where there is a steepish descent.