Early-attested site in the Parish of Glympton
- Slepe 1225 FF 1246 Ch
- Slape 1278–9 RH
- Slap c.1298 Eynsh
Slape Bridge (6″) is so named 1608–9Survey . This and Slape Bottom (6″) etc. take name from Slepe 1225 FF, 1246 Ch, Slape 1278–9 RH (p)et freq , Slap c. 1298 Eynsh (p). Cf. Slape hill 1653 Glymp. OE slǣp, 'slippery place.'