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 Kempsey

Historical Forms

  • Lepeltone, Apelton 1182,1299(18th) RBB
  • de Appletone, atte Appelton 1275,1327 SR
  • Napleton, Nappleton 1593 Wills 1649 Surv


'Orchard,' v. æppeltun . One of the numerous examples of affixed n in this county.