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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Charlton

Historical Forms

  • Ceorletun 780 BCS235 11th Heming 11th DB 1086
  • Ceorlatuna 11th Heming
  • Chedeton 1208 Fees37 1292 Ipm
  • Chedeton apud Fladebury 1299 RBB 18th FA 1431
  • Chedinton 1346,1428 FA
  • Chadton 16th Wills


v. ceorl . The form Cherlinton possibly goes back to an OE  ceorlena -tūn , with weak gen. pl. such as we find in the corresponding Scandinavianised Carlenton , which is fairly common as an early form for Carlton . Cf. EPN 43. It may however merely represent an irrational assimilation of the present name to the numerous ingtun -names in this county.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site