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Survey of English Place-Names

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Kelsit Grange

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton on the Forest

Historical Forms

  • Chelestuit, Chelesterd (sic) 1086 DB
  • Kelst(h)wait 1300 Leon6d 1338 Ch
  • Kel(e)thwait 1317,1330 For


'Kel's enclosure' v. þveit . A pers. name Kel (le ) is best explained as a short-form of such an ON  name as Grímkell or Úlfkell from earlier names in -ketill . Cf. Kelle found in Lincs in 1219. Cf. also Björkman, ZEN 52.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement