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.

Mappledore Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mere

Historical Forms

  • Mapeldreshille, Mapelderhil 1281 Ass
  • Mapeldorehulle 1285 MinAcct 1300 Ipm
  • Maperdorehill 1563 Rental
  • Mapedere hill 1606 LRMB


Mappledore Hill (6″) is Mapeldreshille , Mapelderhil 1281Ass , Mapeldorehulle 1285MinAcct , 1300 Ipm, Maperdorehill 1563Rental , Mapedere hill 1606LRMB . 'Maple-tree hill,' cf. Mappowder (PN Do 206). The name repeated itself a few miles to the east in mapeldere hille (KCD 641) in the bounds of Tisbury.