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.

Sops

Field in the Parish of Compton Abbas

Historical Forms

  • 1842 TA

Etymology

Sops(cf. ModE  sop'soaked bread, etc'(thus perhaps alluding to soggy ground),'tuft of wet green grass amongst hay','something of small value')