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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Thundridge

Historical Forms

  • Kereswelle 1342 NI
  • Carswell 1530 Recov
  • Kerswellbury(e) c.1400 Add 1468 Cecil
  • Casewelbury t.Hy8 Add
  • Casewelbury al. Carswelbury 1694 VCHiii,377
  • Castle Bury 1676 S


'Cress spring,' v. wielle . For bury , v. burh (manorial) and infra 243. For the modern form cf. Causewell supra 56.