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.

Stoke Prior

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stoke Prior

Historical Forms

  • Stoke 770 BCS204 11th
  • Stoche 1086 DB
  • Stokes c.1086 EveB 1190 Ass 1221
  • Stok Prioris 1275 SR


v. stoc . Held by the Prior of Worcester whereas Stoke Bishop (Gl) was an episcopal manor.