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.

Wapshott Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Horsell

Historical Forms

  • Wopshete 675 BCS 13th For t.Hy3 Ass 1298 SR 1332
  • Wopshote 1303,1336,1345 WAM
  • Wopschete t.Ed3 For
  • Wopshott 1548 LRMB
  • Wopesete 1294 Ass
  • Woupshate 1330 ChertseyReg
  • Woupshote 1331 WAM
  • Wapshote 1474 Onslow 1490 WAM


This name would seem to be a compound of OE  wōp , 'weeping' and sceat, but why this piece of land should be called 'weeping corner' is unknown.