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.

Chinnor

Major Settlement in the Parish of Chinnor

Historical Forms

  • Chennore 1086 DB 1285 Ass
  • Chenhore 1242–3 Fees
  • Chenore 1246–7 Ass
  • Cennor c.1180 Thame c.1200 RH 1254–5
  • Sennore 1242–3 Fees
  • Chinnora 1194 P 1598 Ipm
  • Chynhore 1235,75 Cl
  • Chinore 1271 Ipm
  • Chynore 1363 Cl
  • Cheinora 1219 Fees
  • Cheynore 1246–7 Ass
  • Chennouere 1234–5 Bract
  • Chenouere 1235–6 Fees
  • Chennou'e (bis), Chenou' 1246–7 Ass
  • Chinnouere 1234–5 Bract 1246–7 Ass
  • Chyn(n)overe 1275 Cl
  • Chynnoure 1285 Ass
  • Connore 1254–5 RH
  • Chynmor' 1268 Ass
  • Cynnovere 1275 Cl
  • Cynnore, Shinnore 1285 Ass

Etymology

The first element is probably, as suggested in DEPN, a personal name *Cēonna , a short form of Cēolnōþ . Second element ōra , 'slope,' which has been confused with ōfer .

Places in the same Parish

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