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Survey of English Place-Names

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Charminster

Major Settlement in the Parish of Charminster

Historical Forms

  • Cerminstre 1086 DB 1200–10 Osm
  • Cerminister, Cerministr(e) 1091 1212 Fees 1288 Ass
  • Cermenistra, Cermenistr(e) e13 Salis 1223 ClR 1288 Ass
  • Cermenstre 1278 QW
  • Cermyn(i)str(e) 1288 Ass 1332 SR
  • Ceremenstre 1278 QW
  • Chermyn(y)str(e), Chermynistre, Cherministre, Cherminster, Chermynster, Cherminystre 1289 Ilch 1435 Pat
  • Chermunstre 1330 FF
  • Chermen(i)stre 1330,1331 Pat 1385 Cl
  • Chermystr(e) 1407 Salis 1412 Pat 1428 FA
  • Cheremenstre 1340–1342,1371 Pat
  • Cheremynstre 1371 ib
  • Cerneministr' 1223 ClR
  • Chernminstr' 1291 Tax
  • Chirmistre 1323 Pat
  • Chirmenistre 1330 Pat
  • Chirmynstre 1371,1386 Pat
  • Chyrmynstre 15 AD
  • Charminstr' 1376 Ilch
  • Charmynstre 1386 FF 1400–1443 Ilch
  • Charmistr' 1410 ib
  • Charmysir' 1449 Weld1
  • Charmester 1546 Lane
  • Charmyster 1549 ib
  • Charmister 1606 1770 ib
  • Charmister als. Carmister 1642 Ilch
  • Charminster 1617 Add

Etymology

'The church on R. Cerne', v. mynster , RNs. infra . The prebend of Charminster was called the Go (u )lden Prebend (e )1549Lane et freq to 1619DuCo , because it was the best endowed prebend of Salisbury cathedral (Hutch3 2556). The bounds of Charminster are described in 1606 (1770) Lane (M5, p. 27).

Places in the same Parish

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