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.

Kempton (Park)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sunbury

Historical Forms

  • Chenetone 1086 DB
  • Kenetune t.John Weinbaum
  • Kenetone 1219 FF 1229,1234 Cl 1274 Ass 1293 Ipm
  • Keninton 1228 Ch 1316 FA
  • Keniton 1230 P 1244 Cl 1249 FF
  • Kenytun Park 1251 Pat
  • Kenyngton 1274 Ass 1328 Ch 1341
  • Kenyngton by Kingeston 1395 Pat
  • Kenyngton Froide 1442 Pat
  • Keynyngton 1341 Works
  • Kunyton 1274 Cl
  • Coldekenyn(g)ton, Coldkenyn(g)ton 1340 Pat 1345 Orig 1357 Ct 1421 FF
  • Colkenyngton 1535 VE
  • Colkennington al. Kempton 1594 SP
  • Kinton in Sonbery 1587 LCCDeeds
  • Kenton 1593 N 1610 S 1754 R
  • Kempton Park 1665 SP
  • Kempton 1803 EnclA

Etymology

'C ǣ na 's farm,' v. ingtun and cf. Kenton infra 53. The reason for the epithet Cold is unknown. The soil is gravelly.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement