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.

Upper Poppleton

Early-attested site in the Parish of St Mary Bishophill Junior

Historical Forms

  • Popleton(e), Popletune 1086 DB 12 RegAlbii,75
  • Popletune Superior 1316 Vill
  • Over Popletune 1546 YChant 1568 WillY
  • Popilton(a) 1100–16 YCh527 1499 Star
  • Popilton(a) superior 1379 PT
  • Over Popilton(a) 1409,1441 Pat
  • Poppleton, Upper Poppleton or Land Poppleton 1822 Langd


v. Nether Poppleton 231supra , from which it is distinguished as 'Over' and 'Land' from its situation away from the river.