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.

Kingston Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chesterton and Kingston

Historical Forms

  • Parva Cesterton 1220,1247 FF
  • Kyngeston 1262 1338 FF
  • Kyngeston q solebat voc. p'va Chesterton 1279 Nott
  • Kingeston juxta Chesterton 1304 Ass


Kingston Fm is Parva Cesterton 1220, 1247 FF, Kyngeston 1262 ib., 1338FF , Kyngeston q solebat voc. p 'va Chesterton 1279Nott , Kingeston juxta Chesterton 1304Ass . The earlier name for the manor was Little Chesterton . It was held t. John by a Sir Robert de Kyngestune (Dugdale 284) who may have given his name to the manor, since there is nothing in its history which has any connection with a king. If so, the name is not of local origin.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Major Settlement