English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Chagford

Historical Forms

  • Escapeleia 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Scapelie
  • Sepeł 1216 ClR
  • Shapelegh 1228 Cl
  • Schaplegh 1248 Ipm


'Sheep leah.'