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.

Clapton Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ham & Stone

Historical Forms

  • Clopton' 1248 Ass 1287 QW 1540 MinAcct
  • Cloupton iuxta Berkeleye 1377 Ass
  • Clapton 1575 TRMB
  • Clapton als. Clepton 1506 Pat
  • Clophammede 1492 Aug 1516 MinAcct
  • Clappe Ridge, Clapham meade and Clapinge 1575 TRMB


'Farmstead near the hill', v. clopp(a), tūn and cf. Clapton (i, 198supra ); a short steep ridge here rises from the low-lying land of the Severn (grid 156–6697). The clop is referred to also in the local f.ns. Clophammede 1492 Aug, 1516MinAcct , Clappe Ridge , Clapham meade and Clapinge 1575TRMB .