English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Clifton with Glapton

Historical Forms

  • Glapton 1280,1287,1294 Ass 1286 Ipm 1313 FF
  • Clapton 1330 Ass
  • Gnapton (sic) 1478 Pat
  • Gloppton 1595 Wills
  • Glappen 1676 ParReg(Lenton)


Either OE  glæppe -tūn , 'buck-bean farm' or 'Glappa 's farm,' v. tun , but the absence of any sign of inflexional e is disturbing. For the personal name cf. Glapthorn (PN Nth 203).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement