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 Elmley Lovett

Historical Forms

  • Sapercote(s) 1275 SR 1543 LP
  • Sapcote 1327 SR
  • Sapcott 1640 Townsend


No attempt can be made to solve this difficult name until similar names in other counties, e.g. Sapperton (Db, Sx, Gl), have been fully documented.