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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Bromsgrove

Historical Forms

  • Cherleford 1231 Pat 1275 SR 1300 Pat
  • Cherlesford 1231 Pat
  • Charvard, Charford 1654–5 WillsP


OE  ceorla-ford , 'ford of the ceorls , v. ceorl .