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.

The Knipp

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chiddingfold

Historical Forms

  • terra de la Kneppe c.1340 SACxxiii
  • le Kneppe 1448 Loseley
  • Knap t.Jas1 ECP


The Knipp (6″) is terra de la Kneppe c. 1340 SAC xxiii, le Kneppe 1448Loseley , Knap t. Jas 1 ECP. This is OE  cnæpp, 'top, summit of a hill.' Cf Kniphill supra 89 and Knepp (PN Sx 189).