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Survey of English Place-Names

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Mappledore Hill

Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • Mapledore Hill, Mapowder Hill 1609 LRMB
  • Mapperton Hill Cmn, Mapperton Hill Inclosure 1839 TA


, Mapeldore (s )hull (e )1411, Map (er )dorehull '1438GillCt , Mapledore Hill , Mapowder Hill 1609LRMB , Mapperton Hill Cmn , Mapperton Hill Inclosure 1839TA , ' maple-tree hill ' , from mapuldor , hyll ; the TA form Mapperton may be an error but may represent a genuine alternative from mapuldor and tūn ' farm, estate ' , cf. also Mapeldorham 1244Ass (p) , v. hamm ' enclosure ' .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement