Early-attested site in the Parish of Beckford
- æt Sapere tún 969 BCS1239 11th
- sapertun(e) 1045 KCD777 18th
- Sapletone 1086 DB
Saberton [ˈsabətən], æt Sapere tún 969 (11th) BCS 1239, sapertun (e )1045 (18th) KCD 777, Sapletone 1086 DB, which was in Tibblestone Hundred. This is of similar origin to Sapperton (i, 137supra ), 'soap- boiler farm', v. sāpere , tūn , with AN -le - for -re - in DB (cf. IPN 107); the history of the ME word sopere is carried back some 250 years by this p.n. On the identification of the OE forms v. Finb 119, 162.