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Shipton on Cherwell

Major Settlement in the Parish of Shipton on Cherwell

Historical Forms

  • Sceaptun, (to) Sceaptune 1005 KCD714 late12th
  • Sciptone 1086 DB c.1220 Os
  • Sciptune 1086 DB
  • Sciptune super Charewell 1213–28 Eynsh
  • Scipton' 1235–6 Fees
  • Scipton 1278–9 RH
  • Shiptone 1201 FF
  • Shypton 1280 Os
  • Shyptone 1285 Ass
  • Shipton 1314 Ipm 1428 FA
  • Shipton-upon-Charwelle 1332 Cl
  • Siptona 1209–18 WellsR
  • Siptun' 1220 Fees
  • Sipton' 1230–1 WellsR 1242–3 Fees
  • Sypton 1246 Ch 1314 Ipm
  • Schipton' 1268 Ass
  • Schypton on Charewill 1311 Ipm
  • Shepton 1268 Ch 1401–2 FA
  • Shepton upon Charewell 1341 Cl
  • Shepton juxta Charwell 1401–2 FA
  • Shepton uppon Charwell 1510 AD
  • Schupton 1284–5 FA
  • Shoptone by Charewelle 1285 Ass
  • Shybton 1314 Cl
  • Shutton by Charwell 1361 Cl
  • Stypeton 1401–2 FA

Etymology

'Sheep farm,' OE  scē(a)p-tūn: cf. Shipton under Wychwood 375.