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.

Chetal Wood

Field in the Parish of Wem

Historical Forms

  • Chetal Wood 1842 TA
  • Whorrow Field 1842 TA


Chetal Wood 1561 and Whorrow Field n.d.He says that the wood, “still preserved, oak, a mile in circuit”, was sometimes writtenChetwal, Chittal, Chitto, and that Whorrow was the n. of an open field betweenCream ore farm and the first house on the Whitchurch road. The n. of the open fieldwas “still retained by one or more closes”.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name