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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.

St Ann's Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Eldebury 1321 ChertseyB 1332 SR
  • hill of St Anne…otherwise called Eldebury Hill 1440 Ch
  • Saynt Annes Hyll 1548 Pat
  • capellam Sancte Anne 1402 Chertsey


St Ann's Hill is Eldebury 1321ChertseyB , 1332 SR (p), hill of St Anneotherwise called Eldebury Hill 1440 Ch, Saynt Annes Hyll 1548 Pat, and is so named from a chapel dedicated to St Anne which formerly stood here, referred to as capellam Sancte Anne (1402 Chertsey). The earlier name means 'old burh,' being apparently identical in origin with Albury infra 219.There is an earthwork here, v. VCH iv, 383. For elde v. Introd. xxiii.