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 Capite

Early-attested site in the Parish of West Grinstead

Historical Forms

  • Capdye 1630 SRS14,84


The Capite is land called Cappardye 1427, Capardy 1527, Carpardy 1555 (SAC 54, 172), Capdye 1630 (SRS 14, 84). The forms are too late for any suggestion to be possible. It should perhaps be noted that there is a place called La Caparderie in the Pas de Calais (Dict. Topographique s. n .) which may be the same name.