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.

Whitford Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stoke Prior

Historical Forms

  • Whyteford 1408 EcclVar


The identification is probable, though not certain. The ford was so called in contrast to a Blakeford which appears in the metes of Stoke Prior (Pat 1300), and this is probably the same as the pers. name Blackforde found in Tardebigge in 1327 (SR).