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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Charndon

Historical Forms

  • Credendone 1086 DB
  • Charendone 1227,1247 Ass 1242 FF
  • Chardon(e) 1255 For 1316 FA 1491 Ipm
  • Charindone 1255 For
  • Charledon 1269 Pat
  • Charndone 1316 FA
  • Chaundon 1761,1766 Edgcott


Probably from OE  Cærdan -dun , 'Cærda's hill,' v. dun . The pers. name Cærda is found in Welford in Berks in Cerdan hleaw al. Cærda hlæw (BCS 963). The DB form would then be a bad spelling with Cred - for Cerd -. Cærd - would become ME  Chard - and the first d was early lost from the full form Chardendone . The DB form is probably due to confusion with Long Crendon (v. infra ).

Places in the same Parish