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Survey of English Place-Names

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Copple Syke Spring

Early-attested site in the Parish of Barwick in Elmet

Historical Forms

  • Coppewelleflatte 1384 MinAcct
  • Copwel(l)flat 1424 Rent
  • Copwel(l) Spinney 1684 Glebe
  • Copwel(l) Sike 1764 ib


Copple Syke Spring, Coppewelleflatte 1384MinAcct , Copwel (l )flat 1424 Rent, Copwel (l ) Spinney 1684Glebe , Copwel (l ) Sike 1764 ib, from OE  copp used in some such sense as dial. cop 'a mound or bank of earth, a hedge bank' or the like (rather than the usual sense of 'hill-top' since the spring is in the valley bottom by Potterton Beck), v. wella .