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.

Tapster Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Lapworth

Historical Forms

  • Toppesford c.1280,early14th Deeds
  • Topford, Tapford 1329–70 ib
  • Toppesfordebrok 1399 ADiii
  • Tapsford Lane 1791 Deed
  • Tapster Lane 1814 Hudson c.1840 TA


Tapster Lane (6″) is Toppesford c. 1280, early 14thDeeds , Topford , Tapford 1329–70 ib., Toppesfordebrok 1399 AD iii, Tapsford Lane 1791Deed , Tapster Lane 1814 Hudson, c. 1840TA . 'Topp 's ford.' For the pers. name cf. Topsham (PN D 454) and Toppesfield (PN Ess 463).