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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Brixton

Historical Forms

  • Chichelesberia 1086 DB
  • Chichelesburgh 1238 Ass 1284,1303 FA 1305 Ipm
  • Chicheburgh 1242 Fees794
  • Chicheleburgh 1302 Ass


'Ciccel 's burh.' The pers. name is not on record, but would be a regular l -derivative of Cicca (v. Chichacott supra 202). On the common confusion of burh and burna in later forms, v. PN NbDu 270.