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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Thursley

Historical Forms

  • Chertelease 1548 LRMB
  • Cherteles t.Ed6 Loseley
  • Cherkeleys 1573 Deed


Chocolates (6″) is Chertelease 1548LRMB , Cherteles t. Ed 6Loseley , Cherkeleys 1573Deed . This is a compound of OE  ceart, discussed under Churt supra 178, and læs , 'pasture or meadow land.' Chocolates is now the name of a wood on the greensand here.