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.

Charlton Kings

Major Settlement in the Parish of Charlton Kings

Historical Forms

  • Cherleton(e) 1160,1195,1204 P 1216 ClR 1221 Ass 1236 Fees 1246 Ipm 1327 SR
  • Kynges Cherleton(e) 1245,1270 Ipm
  • Cherleton(e) Regis 1291 Episc 1375 FF
  • Carleton 1167 P
  • Cherlinton' 1190 P 1218 ClR
  • Charl(e)ton c.1300 Godstow Hy6 AddCh 1557 Val42d
  • Charl(e)ton Regis 1520,1567 FF 1675 Ogilby
  • Charl(e)ton Kingys, Charl(e)ton Kyngys, Charl(e)ton Kynges 1535 VE 1543 GlR 1606 Dep
  • Chorleton 1430 Rent 1439 MinAcct
  • Chorleton Kynges 1562 FF

Etymology

'The peasants' farmstead', v. ceorl , tūn , and cf. Charlton Abbots (5supra ), from which it is distinguished as 'Kings' because it was ancient demesne of the Crown.

Places in the same Parish

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