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.

Shipton-hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Felley

Historical Forms

  • Chepynghyll t.Hy8 MinAcct
  • Shippen Hill 1611 Wills
  • Sheponhill 1619 ib

Etymology

Shipton-hill (6″) is Chepynghyll t. Hy 8MinAcct , Shippen Hill 1611 Wills, Sheponhill 1619 ib. If the first identification is correct the hill was originally called 'market-hill' (v. cieping ), presumably from some old fair, and later corrupted to shippen , as if from OE  scipen , 'cowshed,' dial. shippon .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement