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.

Wapelgate Corner

Early-attested site in the Parish of Houghton


Wapelgate Corner (6″). A wapple -gate leads into a wapple - way, a common Sussex word for a bridle-path. For the history of the word, v. NED. s. v. warple and cf. Wapsbourne infra 298.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement