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Survey of English Place-Names

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Slepe, Slepe Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Arne

Historical Forms

  • Slepe 1244 Ass 1428 Midd 1575 Saxton
  • Sleape 1584 DCMDeed
  • Slape 1811 OS
  • Sleppe 1244 Ass
  • Slep(p) 1632 Pitt


Slepe, Slepe Fm (SY 964859) [slip], Slepe 1244Ass , 1428Midd , 1575 Saxton, Sleape 1584DCMDeed , Slape 1811 OS, Sleppe 1244Ass , Slep (p )1632Pitt , 'a slippery muddy place', v. slǣp , cf. Slepe in Lytchett Min. par. infra and Slape in Netherbury par. infra ; this is low-lying ground near Poole Harbour. According to Hutch3 1 463 there was once a hunting lodge here, cf. Hartland Moor infra , Isle of Purbeck supra . For a description of the bounds between Slepe and Stoborough infra , and between Slepe and Midder Curcy infra , in 1632, v. Pitt f. 61.