Major Settlement in the Parish of Slapton
- Slapetone 1086 DB
- Slaptone 1223 WellsR 1237–40 Fees145 1241 Ass 1284 FA
'Farm on the slape ' v. slæp . The village lies on a slight slope. Lipscomb's statement (iii. 449) that Slapton 'occasionally suffers from excess of humidity and partial inundation: the soil is a deep stiff clay' makes the existence of a slape highly probable. Cf. Slapton (Nth).