English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Lophill Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Langton Long Blandford

Historical Forms

  • Lob Hill Clump, Lob Hill Drove & Lob Hill Ho 1839 TA
  • a place called Lobhill 1861 Hutch3
  • Lepen 1225 Hutch3
  • Longeblaneford' 1242 Ch


Lophill Fm (ST 906047), Lob Hill Clump , Lob Hill Drove & Lob Hill Ho 1839TA , a place called Lobhill 1861 Hutch3, probably to be associated with Lepen 1225 Hutch3, 'Lobepenn in the field of Longeblaneford '1242 Ch, v. lobb 'something heavy', hyll ; -pen (n ) is probably from penn 2 'a fold', Le - in the spelling from 1225 may be a reduced form of Lobe - or represent the Fr def.art. le . As is noted for all of the p.ns. containing the el. lobb in D (where it occurs five times, twice as simplex, once each with pyll , tūn and well(a), v. PND 33), this place is situated by a fairly steep slope; the farm lies at 100′ near R. Stour below a projecting hill which rises to 300′ at Buzbury Rings in Tarrant K. par. infra ; a track down the hill, also forming the par. bdy, passes through the farm towards a ford on R. Stour.