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.

East and West Tapps

Early-attested site in the Parish of Oakford

Historical Forms

  • Ausa 1086 DB(Exon)
  • Ause
  • Westapse 1242 Fees784
  • Apse 1285 FA
  • Westereapse 1330 SR
  • West Apes 1423 IpmR


'At the aspen,' v. æspe (æps). For the t , cf. Tuckenhay supra 315, or the t may be due to misdivision of Eastapse , Westapse .