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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Chesterton and Kingston

Historical Forms

  • Cestretune 1043 KCD916 17th
  • Cestertuna t.Hy1 Kenilworth
  • Cestretone, Cestedone 1086 DB
  • Ceastretona a.1170 Monast
  • Cestertona 1185 Templars
  • Cestreton(e) 1198 Fees 1326 Pat
  • Chesterton 17th KCD939 1350 Ch 1353 Ipm 1387 ADiii
  • Chestreton 1320 Pat
  • Casterton 1232,1293 Ass
  • Chasterton 1293,1297,1332 t.Ed4 MinAcct


'The farm by the Roman camp or settlement,' v. ceaster , tun .The place lies about a mile from the Fosse Way and on this, at a point a mile and a quarter from the present church, there is a Roman camp. Cf. VCH i, 234 ff. “That such fortified places had the name of Ceastre by our Ancestors the Saxons, is evident enough” (Dugdale 374).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name