Tipperton

Tipperton DFL R NT076955 1 300m

Big Tipperton 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn. [also Little Tipperton and Tipperton Moss]

? + Sc toun

OS Pathf. Big Tipperton, Little Tipperton (also a relief feature) and Tipperton Moss all appear as such on OS 6 inch 1st edn., on which the name Big Tipperton is written over the large enclosure or fold on the highest part of the hill (marked on OS Pathf. as ‘Sheepfold’). It is very high and exposed for a settlement, but the second element suggests that it was once occupied. OS Name Book describes Big Tipperton as follows: ‘A small arable knoll on the farm of Parkhill. How it obtained the name cannot be ascertained’ (6, 21); Little Tipperton is ‘A small green knoll interspersed with a few rocks on the farm of Kingsseat (6, 22); while Tipperton Moss is described a ‘a pretty large tract of mossland’, partly on Parkhill, partly on Kingsseat, so called because it lies between Big and Little Tipperton (6, 22).

The above NGR and height is of Big Tipperton.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1