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

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sunbury

Historical Forms

  • Cerdentone 1086 DB
  • Cherdinton 1232 FF 1235 Fees 1274 Ass
  • Cherdynton 1294 1316 FA
  • Cherdyngton 1268,1309,1523 FF
  • Cherdingtone 1274 Ass
  • Chardynton 1294 Ass
  • Chardyngton 1341 NI 1517 FF
  • Charyngton c.1465 ECP
  • Sherdyngton 1392 SR
  • Shardington 1592 ib
  • Charlyngton 1539 FF
  • Charleton 1550 Pat
  • Charleton al. Chertington 1594 LCCDeeds
  • Charlton 1610 Speed
  • Charton t.Eliz ChancP

Etymology

Probably 'Cēolrēd 's farm,' as suggested in DEPN, v. ingtun .For interchange of d and l cf. Harlington infra 37.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement