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.

Chardown Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stanton St Gabriel

Historical Forms

  • Chardown Hill 1769 DCMMap
  • Churndown (sic) c.1300 Poul 15
  • le Charne Downe 1525 AOMB


Chardown Hill (SY 397935), Chardown Hill 1769DCMMap , Churndown (sic)c.1300 (15) Poul , le Charne Downe 1525AOMB , from R. Char (Cerne ) and dūn , v. RNs.infra . This 600′ hill in the N of the par. overlooks the Char valley, cf. an apparently identical (but lost) name Cernedun on the other side of the valley in Catherston Lew. par. supra (f.ns. (b)).