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 Shorthampton or Chilson

Historical Forms

  • Cildestuna c.1200 Abingdon
  • Childestune early13th Miss 13th Eynsh 1390
  • Childiston' 1235–6 Fees
  • Chiltestune 1234–49 Miss 13th
  • Chiltesdon' 1235–6 Fees
  • Chiligtone (by Cherleburghe) 1285 Ass
  • Childston 1401–2 FA


'tūnof the young nobleman,' v. cild . Chilston K has the same origin as this name, and the common name Chilton usually represents OE  cilda tūn , with the genitive plural of cild as first element.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement