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Cull-Peppers Dish

Other OS name in the Parish of Affpuddle

Historical Forms

  • Hurle-Pepper, or Cull-Pepper's Dish 1774 Hutch1
  • Culpeppers Ditch 1811 OS


, Hurle -Pepper , or Cull -Pepper 's Dish 1774 Hutch1, Culpeppers Ditch 1811OS , the largest of a number of round shallow depressions in the heath caused by faults in the tertiary strata , from the surname Culpepper and ModE  dish ' shallow vessel ' used in a figurative sense ; other depressions are known as Culpepper 's Spoon and the Devil 's or Hell 's Pit ( Hutchings 90 ) . If the hollows were notable for herbs , the allusions are perhaps to Nicholas Culpeper , author of the popular English Physician Enlarged or the Herbal , 1653 .