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Survey of English Place-Names

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Cripplestyle (Plant.)

Other OS name in the Parish of Alderholt

Historical Forms

  • Cripplestile (Pce) 1846 TA


, Cripplestile (Pce )1846TA , no doubt ' stile that could be creptthrough (by sheep) ' , from crypel and stigel , cf. crypel-geat and cripple-gap ( NED ) .