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.

Chute and Chute Forest

Major Settlement in the Parish of Chute and Chute Forest

Historical Forms

  • Cett' 1235 Cl
  • Chuth (vill') 1268 Ass
  • vill. de Cheut 1289 Ass
  • Chut 1307 FF
  • Chuet 1312 Cl
  • Chewte 1553 AddCh


Early references to the village of Chute are Cett '1235 Cl, Chuth (vill ')1268Ass , Cheut t. Ed 2, hamelett ' de Cheut t. Ed 3For , vill . de Cheut 1289Ass , Chut 1307FF , Chuet 1312 Cl, Chewte 1553AddCh . All other forms refer to the forest from which the village and parish took their names, v. supra 12.