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.

Charlton Hundred

Hundred in the County of Berkshire

Historical Forms

  • Cerledone 1086 DB c.1200 ClaudiusCix
  • Cherledon' 1180,1186 P
  • Cheorledona c.1180 Abingdon 13th
  • Cherldon 1332 SR
  • Charlton 1610 Speed


'Hill of the peasants', v. ceorl , dūn . This was presumably the name of the meeting-place, which has not been located.