The fair was called after the stour a stream lower down the river, and was held in a large cornfield near Barnwell.
It is the dividing line between the basins of the Medway and the stour.
If this be so, Harry Fielding's first tutor at stour was of a figure eminently calculated to foster the comic genius of his pupil.
He's our leading antiquarian, and knows more about the stour Valley than any one else.
Across it, under narrow bridges, flow two branches of the little river stour.
Blandford St. Mary is the suburb on the west side of the stour.
Sturminster is a small and ancient town on the eastern bank of the stour.
Even the stour, whose valley it is compelled to follow, it regards from heights well above the river.
The Old Road thus turns a gradual corner, following the curve of the stour valley.
The stour rises in Lenham itself, but its course has at first no effect upon the landscape, so even is the plain below.
c.1300, "armed conflict, struggle with adversity or pain," from Anglo-French estur, from Old French estour, from Proto-Germanic *sturmoz "storm" (see storm). Became obsolete, revived by Spenser and his followers in various senses; also surviving as a Scottish and Northern English word meaning "a (driving) storm" or "uproar, commotion."