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.

St Christian's Chapel

Early-attested site in the Parish of Holme Abbey

Historical Forms

  • Saincte Cristyans Chapell 1538 AOMB


The chapel no longer exists, but the site is marked on the 6–inch sheet. The dedication is presumably to Christian bishop of Whithem, who in 1186 was buried in Holm Cultram where he was afterwards looked on as a saint (StB x).