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 Moreton Valence

Historical Forms

  • Eppeneye 1248,1320 Ass
  • Heppeneye, Hyppeneye 1306 ib
  • Epney 1616 FF
  • Epnah 1675 Ogilby


Epney, Eppeneye 1248, 1320Ass , Heppeneye , Hyppeneye 1306 ib, Epney 1616FF , Epnah 1675 Ogilby. 'Eoppa's island', from the OE  pers.n. Eoppa and ēg; Epney is on the Severn bank, but any island there has been obliterated by drainage.