English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Kitchen End

Early-attested site in the Parish of Pulloxhill

Historical Forms

  • Kechyng, Kechinge 13th Dunst E1 BM
  • Kechingges 1286 Dunst
  • Kechyngg 1313 BM 1331 QW
  • Kechenham 1242 BM


The only parallel to this difficult name which has been noted is Kitchingham (Sx) with a form Kechenham in 1242 BM. Professor Zachrisson suggests the possibility of an OE  *Cyccingas containing the pers. name *Cuca found in Cucan healas (BCS 936), with e for i owing to the influence of the palatal ch .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement