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 Sampford Courtenay

Historical Forms

  • Stikelepethe 1280 Exon
  • Stikelepathe 1292 Ipm
  • Stikilpath juxta Saunford Curtenay 1309 Orig
  • Stigylpath 1329 Exon
  • Stikilepath 1396 Exon


'Steep path,' v. sticol . There is a sharp ascent here over a spur of the moor.