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.

Chequers Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Derby


( 6 ″ ) , cf . The Checker 1540 DbAns viii , Checkers Closes otherwise Wharfen Closes 1563Brookhill , Checker cloases 1614DuLaSC , from ME  cheker denoting a field of checkered appearance . For the alternative name v. infra 546 .