English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Coppleridge, E Coppleridge Fm, W Coppleridge Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • Copidockridge, Copley Ridge, Copplie Ridge Pounde 1609 LRMB
  • Copulridge 1811 OS
  • Copple Ridge (Ho) 1838 TA
  • le Coppedeoc 1301 GillCt
  • atte Coppedok(e) 1327 SR 1343 For
  • atte Coppedeok' 1356 GillCt
  • Copped-oak 1627 Hutch3


Coppleridge (ST 844266), E Coppleridge Fm, W Coppleridge Fm, Copidockridge , Copley Ridge , Copplie Ridge Pounde 1609LRMB , Copulridge 1811 OS, Copple Ridge (Ho )1838TA , 'ridge at the pollarded oak-tree', from (ge)coppod, āc , hrycg , with pund . The first part of the name is le Coppedeoc 1301GillCt , atte Coppedok (e )1327SR , 1343For both (p), atte Coppedeok '1356GillCt (p), Copped-oak 1627 Hutch3; analogous is Copdock Sf (Coppedoc 1195), which Ekwall DEPN derives from coppede 'having a top', a possible though less likely first el. for both the Sf and the Do names.