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.

Little Kimmeridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kimmeridge

Historical Forms

  • Little Kimmeridge 1795 Boswell
  • Parva Kymerych 1316 FF
  • Little Kemerych 1374 Cl


Little Kimmeridge (SY 925781), Little Kimmeridge 1795 Boswell, Parva Kymerych 1316 FF, Little Kemerych 1374 Cl, thereafter with spellings as for par. name supra and Lytel (l )-, Littel -1405 Manselet freq to 1518 ib, Lit (t )le -1563Mansel et passim , Est -1417, 1421 FF, 1472Weld 1, 1484 IpmR, Little or East -Kimeridge 1774 Hutch1, 'little' and 'east' in relation to Kimmeridge supra , v. lȳtel , ēast .