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.

Shepley Fms

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Sepeley c.1200 NQB
  • Schipley c.1270 NQB
  • S(c)hepeley(e) 1300 Pat 1342 LyttCh 1380 LibPens
  • Shepley Elde 1427 Ct 1550 Pat


'Sheep-clearing,' v. sceap , leah . For Elde v. Burcot supra 338.