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 Morchard Bishop

Historical Forms

  • (on) scipbroc 739 Crawf 11th
  • Eschipabroca 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Schipebroc
  • Sibebroc 1219 FF
  • Shipbrok 1238 Ass
  • Shepbrok 1330 SR


'Sheep brook.' The modern form has been influenced by Shobrooke infra 416. There would seem to have been alternative forms with scip and scipa (gen. pl.).