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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chiddingfold

Historical Forms

  • Chirefold 1298 FF
  • Churyfold c.1310 AddCh
  • Churyfolde, Churifolde 1384 Loseley
  • Churifold 1332 AddCh
  • Cherfold(e) 1384,1386 Loseley
  • Churfold(e) 1384 Loseley 1548 LRMB
  • Churchefolde 1386 Loseley
  • Churvell 1823 Br


Apparently 'church fold,' v. cirice , fal(o)d. It is a little way south-west of Chiddingfold church, but may have been so named to distinguish it from some other 'fold' further off in the weald.