1) A cattle shed or cow house, a word of Old English origin.

It gave rise to the place-name Shippen House in Barwick in Elmet, recorded as Scipene in Domesday Book, but is a rare vocabulary item in Yorkshire until the early eighteenth century: 1705 loose wood in the turf house, shippen and baulkes in the barn, Slaidburn 1707 the Milneholme, one house, a shippon therein, Horton in Ribblesdale

1717 into the shippen where the cows lye, Bracewell.

spellings shippon
dates 1705 1707 1717

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