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.

Hopping1 Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Dallington

Historical Forms

  • Hoppyngfeld 13th NthStA
  • le Hoppynges c.1300 For


Hopping Hill is so called in 1764 (EnclA ). Cf. Hoppin Hill infra 117, Hopping Hill (field) in Coton and Guilsborough (1764EnclA ), as also Hoppyngfeld (13thNthStA ) in Quinton, and le Hoppynges (c. 1300For ) in Preston Deanery. A further possible parallel is Hoppingwood Fm in Kingston (Sr), Hoppingmede 1536 MertRec, which is very likely identical with biweste hoppinge (i.e. 'west of hoppinge ') in the bounds of Merton (BCS 1196, ME version), since it lies near the Merton border.The last reference shows that the word is of great age, but it is impossible at present to offer any explanation of these names.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement