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 Holsworthy

Historical Forms

  • Chagkesti 1238 Ass
  • Chaghesty 1391 FF
  • Chagestye 1412 IpmR


'Path overgrown with gorse or broom,' v. stig , and cf. Chagford infra 424.