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.

Higher and Lower Cheriton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Payhembury

Historical Forms

  • Cherleton(a) 1086 DB 1242 Fees782 1330 FF
  • Brodechurleton(e) t.Ed1 BM 1346 FA
  • Brodecherletone 1301 BM
  • Northere Churleton t.Ed1 BM
  • Southerechurleton 1356 Ass


v. ceorl , tun . For 'broad' in the sense of 'great,' cf. supra 426. Higher and Lower correspond respectively to Southere and Northere Cheriton.

Places in the same Parish