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.

Slape Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Glympton

Historical Forms

  • 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.'