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.

Chase End

Early-attested site in the Parish of Berrow


The place is spoken of as Keysende as early as the 15th cent. (VCH iii. 258) and it is called Keys or Case End in the old 1″ O.S. map and Caisend in Kelly's Directory of 1855. It must take its name from the Keys family mentioned in 1275 (SR).The modern form is doubtless due to the idea that the place was really the end of Malvern Chase .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement