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Survey of English Place-Names

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Slippery Ford

Early-attested site in the Parish of Keighley

Historical Forms

  • Sletherefeurd (sic) 1556 FF
  • Sliddereyford als. Sliddereford 1581 FF
  • Slithery(e)fo(a)re, Slitherifo(a)re 1617,1621 PRKy
  • Slitheriford(e) 1618 1654 WillS
  • Sletheriforde 1639 WillY


Slippery Ford, Sletherefeurd (sic)1556 FF, Sliddereyford als. Sliddereford 1581 FF, Slithery (e )fo (a )re , Slitherifo (a )re 1617, 1621 PRKy, Slitheriford (e )1618 ib, 1654 WillS, Sletheriforde 1639 WillY. 'Slippery ford', v. ford . The original first el. is ME  slideri (from OE  slidor 'slippery') as in Slithero Bridge iii, 74supra and Slidrihou c. 1213 Cockers (in Ainsdale La).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement