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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Warmington

Historical Forms

  • Pappele 12th Survey 1428 FA
  • Pappelle 1242 ADiii


Papley is Pappele 12th Surveyet freq to 1428 FA, Pappelle 1242 AD iii. 'Pap (p )a 's clearing,' v. leah . Cf. Pappelode in Titchmarsh (1347 Ipm), Papworth (C) and papan holt BCS 596.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement