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.

ad Syrepol

Field in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • ad Syrepol Hy4 Rental

Etymology

ad Syrepol Hy 4(a formfrom a Rental which, because such documents are likely to conserve early spellingsthrough transmission in a series of copies, may well retain AN scribal s for sh;hence either'(at) the shire pool', which could indicate the proximity of theWrangdike Hundred's moot-site(cf. The Shirewood in Burley f.ns.(b)), or'(at) theclear pool', v. scīr1, scīr2, pōl1, cf. in Wis infra)