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.

Castle Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tapton

Historical Forms

  • le Castell Hyll 1468 Portland


Castle Hill, le Castell Hyll 1468Portland , cf. Tapton Castle 1502ShefJC , 1563Survey , Topton cast. 1577 Saxton, 1610 Speed and Castulfurlong 1339 DbCh. It has from time to time been considered to be the Roman camp which gave its name to Chesterfield, but apparently with little justification. It would appear to be an artificial elevation, said to be a simple earthwork of the moated mount type (VCH i, 375). v. castel(l), hyll .