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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Pewsey

Historical Forms

  • Kepehull 1275 RH
  • Keppenhull 1289 Ass
  • Kepenhull(e) 1327 SR t.Ed3 For 1341 NI
  • Kepunhull(e) c.1330,t.Hy4 For
  • Kepenulle 1331 Stowe
  • Kepnell 1522 SR


Kepnal (6″) is Kepehull 1275 RH (p), Keppenhull 1289Ass (p), Kepenhull (e )1327SR (p), t. Ed 3For , 1341 NI (p), Kepunhull (e )c. 1330, t. Hy 4For , Kepenulle 1331Stowe 925, Kepnell 1522SR .This name must remain an unsolved problem.