English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Catteshulle 1221 Ass 1262 Ipm 1275 SR
  • Chateshull c.1245 Wulst 1255 FF
  • Cadeshull 1300 Pat
  • Catshill Elde 1427 Ct


'Catt 's hill' or '(wild) cat's hill,' v. hyll . This name seems to be a duplicate of Catshill in Godalming (Sr), which appears as Chatishille (c. 1151) in BM. For the pers. name v. Catworth (PN BedsHu 237). For Elde v. Burcot supra .