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 East Down

Historical Forms

  • Cercilla 1086 DB
  • Cherchill 1121 France
  • Chirkehull 1216 ClR
  • Churchehille 1242 Fees782
  • Churchehull(e) 1284 Ass 1326 Ipm
  • Churechull 1284 Ass
  • Churchulle 1303 FA


v. cyric(e). For this hybrid hill-name, v. PN Wo 106, and see further Ekwall, Studies 42 ff. and Addenda supra lii.

Places in the same Parish