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Survey of English Place-Names

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Chandler's Cliff

Early-attested site in the Parish of Hawkesbury

Historical Forms

  • Chalmondes Clifte 1550 Pat 1558 Surv
  • Chaundlers als. Chalmans Cliff 1627 Inq
  • Chaundler 1605,1610 PR


Chandler's Cliff, Chalmondes Clifte 1550 Pat, 1558Surv , Chaundlers als. Chalmans Cliff 1627 Inq. This would appear to have been originally 'Cēolmund's cliff' from the OE  pers.n. Cēolmund and clif (here a steep bank a mile north of Hawkesbury), with Chal - from OE  Cēol - as in Chalbury and Chalmington (Do 78, 195). The later form has substituted the name of a local family (cf. Richard Chawndler , Mathias Chaundler 1605, 1610 PR, 1–2).