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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Lurgashall

Historical Forms

  • Chelenhurst 1288 Ass
  • Chillenershs 1348 Perc


Chillinghurst (6″) is Chelenhurst 1288Ass (p), Chillenershs 1348 Perc. This is probably 'Cilia's hyrst.' The forms show common confusion of hyrst (ME  herst ) and ersc .