River Stour

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Stour is a common river name in southern England, of uncertain origin. The name may be from Old English, perhaps from styrian, "to stir or move", or as has been suggested form a word for "fierce one". A pre-English origin is also possible; O G S Crawford noted two tributaries of the River Po near Turin in Italy named Sture.[1][2]

River Stour may refer to:


  1. O.G.S. Crawford, "Celtic place-names in England", The Archaeological Journal (British Archaeological Association) 2nd ser. 27 1920:144
  2. Richard Coates, "Stour and Blyth as English river-names" English Language and Linguistics 10 Cambridge University Press (2006:23-29).