Institute for Name-Studies

The Staffordshire place-name project

A volunteer project working on records at the Staffordshire Record Office, collecting data for the English Place-Name Society survey of Staffordshire.

Black and white drawn map of Staffordshire (1775)
Map of Staffordshire (1775)


This project is working to restart the county place-name survey for Staffordshire. The first volume of the English Place-Name Society survey was published in 1984 but its editor, J. P. Oakden, unfortunately passed away before any further volumes were completed.

The project has been running since February 2017, with a regular group of volunteers meeting on a weekly basis at the Staffordshire Record Office. The project was launched with a study day on 4 February, and a second study day is planned in July. 


Data collected during the project will be used in the completion of the EPNS survey of Staffordshire.

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The University of Nottingham
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