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.

Cophill Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Claverdon

Historical Forms

  • Cuppehulle c.1225 ADi
  • Cuphull 1538 MinAcct
  • Cophull 1547 Monast


Cophill Fm is Cuppehulle c. 1225 AD i, Cuphull 1538MinAcct , Cophull 1547 Monast. There is no hollow in the hill which suggests any resemblance to a cup and the name can hardly be a descriptive one. The first element may be a pers. name Cuppa of which the extended form Cupping is on record. Cf. cuppan wællan (KCD 705) in Long Itchington (Wa).