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Early-attested site in the Parish of Alwington

Historical Forms

  • Chittalacomtone c.1250 DCoNQ3,164


It is very difficult to make any suggestion about this name. The first and earlier form here given makes Blomé's suggestion (33) OE  cietel -hǣma - cumb somewhat unlikely and the name had best remain unexplained. The relation of the forms to one another is difficult.