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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirklington

Historical Forms

  • Cherdinton 1086 DB
  • Chirtlintuna 1145–53 Leon35
  • Kirtlyngton, Kirtlington 12 RichReg 1449 Test
  • Kirtelington, Kyrtelington 1198 Fount 1301 et freq
  • Kertlinton 1207 Abbr 1208 FF 1231 Ass 1239 Ebor
  • Kirclinton, Kirklinton 1230 Ebor 1575 FF
  • Kirkelington, Kirkelynton 1276 RegAlbii.18d 1368 FF 1396 Pap


Kirklington is of the same origin as Kirtlington (O), Kyrtlingtun ASC s.a. 977, Chertelintone 1086 DB, and Kirklington (Nt), and means 'Cyrtla's farm' v. ingtun . For the pers. name Cyrtla cf. on cyrtlan geat (Crawf i. 19, ii. 10), now Curtlake in Crediton (D), and Kirtling (C), Chertlinge 1086 DB. On the interchange of t and c before l cf. Stittenham 33supra .

Places in the same Parish