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 King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • on ciondan, of ceondan c.705 BCS123 12th
  • on ciondan, of ciondan 972 BCS1282 c.1050
  • Chende 1255 Ass 1275 SR
  • Cheende 1339 FF
  • Chwyndes 1425 Pat
  • Chyndehouse 1542 ADvi


From the bounds from which the first forms come it may be inferred that ciondan is a stream-name. The bounds of BCS 123 show that it was close to Lindsworth Fm (infra 355). As there was 'a close called Chendelond ' in Solihull in 1368 (AD ii), it may be inferred that the Chind was near where the bounds of Yardley, King's Norton and Solihull meet.