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Survey of English Place-Names

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Chalkley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hawkesbury

Historical Forms

  • Chak(k)eleia, Chak(k)eleya 1176,1195 P
  • Chalcleia 1241 ADiii
  • Chaukleye 1248 FF
  • Chalkeley(a) 1248 Ass 1287 FF 1306 Ass 1626 Inq
  • Chalekeleye Ed3 Surv
  • Chawley 1633 Rec


Chalkley Fm, Chak (k )eleia , Chak (k )eleya 1176, 1195 P (p), Chalcleia 1241 AD iii, Chaukleye 1248FF (p), Chalkeley (a )1248Ass (p), 1287FF (p), 1306Ass et passim to 1626 Inq, Chalekeleye Ed 3Surv , Chawley 1633Rec . 'Clearing on the limestone', v. cealc , lēah . It is on the narrow belt of oolitic limestone.