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Early-attested site in the Parish of Wykeham

Historical Forms

  • Hepperle', Hiperle 1335 ForP


The first element of this name is undoubtedly identical with the p.n. Hipperholme (YWR), Hy -, Hiperum DB, 1266 YI, 1286 WCR. There is a dialect word hipper 'osiers used in basket making' adduced from La, but its origin is obscure.v. leah .

Places in the same Parish