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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Beckford

Historical Forms

  • 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.