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.

Lapley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Coaley

Historical Forms

  • Lappelee 1231 GlR
  • Lappeleyebrugge 1315 Glouc
  • Lapley 1575 TRMB


Lapley Fm, Lappelee 1231 GlR, Lappeleyebrugge 1315 Glouc, Lapley 1575TRMB . 'Lappa's clearing', v. lēah . The first el. is either an OE  Læppa , a possible variant of Leppa (Redin 99) or an OE  Hlappa proposed by Ekwall for Lapford (D 369) and Lapworth (Wa 288).