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Survey of English Place-Names

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Chequer Hill Coppice

Early-attested site in the Parish of Titchmarsh

Historical Forms

  • Cheker garden 1523 LP
  • Chekereshalle 1330 Ass
  • lez Chekiracre 1501 Compotus
  • le Cheker 1468 ADi
  • the Chequer 1522 SrASxx


Chequer Hill Coppice (6″) is Cheker garden 1523 LP. Cf. le Chekerestede in Wittering (1357 Cl), a meadow called le Cheker in Brackley (1415Magd ), Chekereshalle (1330Ass ) in Nassaburgh Hundred, and lez Chekiracre (1501Compotus ) in Peterborough. Elsewhere we have le Cheker (1468 AD i), a field in Camberwell (Sr), Chekermede (1548LRMB ) in Cobham (Sr), and the Chequer (1522 SrAS xx) in Merstham. Fields so named probably took their name from their appearance with their varied crops.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement