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.

Abbey Mead and Mill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Oxelak(e) 675 BCS 13th Chertsey 1274 Ass 1294
  • Oxelak(e) mill 1299 Chertsey
  • Oxlake Mills 1546 LP
  • Abbey Mill 1749 B
  • Oxley Mill River 1796 Faden


Abbey Mead and Mill (formerly Oxlake) is Oxelak (e )675 (13th) BCS 34, 1274 Chertsey, 1294Ass , Oxelak (e ) mill 1299 Chertsey, Oxlake Mills 1546 LP, Abbey Mill 1749 B, Oxley Mill River 1796 Faden. 'Ox streamlet,' v. lacu . In 1317 (Chertsey) there is reference to the stream 'running from Oxelak to Redewynd,' i.e. the Bourne supra 2–3.