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.

King's Standing

Other OS name in the Parish of Steeple


, a plantation , probably ' royal hunting stand ' , v. cyning , standing , cf. Isle of Purbeck supra for other references to hunting in this area ; however , the surname King is also a possible first el . , cf. John Kyng of Blakemeston 1376 Pat ( v. Blackmanston supra ) and Kings Path Cowleaze 1842TA .