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 Churchill

Historical Forms

  • Cercehalle 1086 DB
  • Chirhulle c.1250 Dugdv.83
  • Chyrchull 1275 SR
  • Churchulle 1292 Ipm 1298 Wigorn


In the Worcester episcopal Registers (1307) it is distinguished from Churchill in Oswaldslow as Chirchehull in the forest of Kynefar or Kinver. It is also known as Churchill near Kidderminster and as Churchill in Halfshire. For the etymology v. Churchill supra 106.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site