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.

Chesland Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of South Wraxall

Historical Forms

  • Cheslands c.1840 TA


Chesland Wood (6″) is Cheslands c. 1840TA . We may perhaps compare Chesthull , Chisthull (1453MinAcct ) in the same parish.This has its parallel in Chessel (Wt), Chesthull 1228 Pat, Chusthull 1346 FA. The place lies on the border of the parish and it may be that the first element is ME  cheste , 'strife.'

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement