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.

Stirt Copse

Other OS name in the Parish of Leckhampstead

Historical Forms

  • boscum qui dicitur Stert 1199–1200 HunterFines
  • le Sterte 1348 Cl
  • Stirt Coppice 1841 TA


, boscum qui dicitur Stert 1199–1200 Hunter Fines, le Sterte 1348 Cl, Stirt Coppice 1841TA , ' tail of land ' , v. steort ; there is no obvious tail - like feature here , so the reference may be to the shape of the wood .