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Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirdford

Historical Forms

  • Webbeherst 1230 P
  • Wep(p)ehurst 1279 Ass
  • la Wephurst c. 1280 PRO, Ct of Wards (both p)
  • Waphurst 1304 Ass


Probably 'Wæppa 's hyrst.' For this pers. name v. Wepham and Wappingthorn infra 167, 237 and cf. Wapping (Mx), Wappinges 1231 Bracton, and Wapley (Gl).