English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirkburton

Historical Forms

  • Hepshamedge (sic) 1640 WillY
  • Hepshaw 1648 YDr
  • Hepshaw Edge 1709 WMB


Hepshaw, Hepshamedge (sic)1640 WillY, Hepshaw 1648 YDr, Hepshaw Edge 1709 WMB. This is 'Heppa's copse' from the OE  pers.n. Heppa (probably that of the man who also gave his name to Hepworth supra ) and sceaga .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site