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.

Churchill, Churchill Coppice, Churchill Fm & Churchill Lane

Other OS name in the Parish of Chardstock

Historical Forms

  • Churchill 1811 OS
  • Churchill Farm Ho 1839 TA


, Churchill 1811 OS, Churchill Farm Ho 1839TA ; unfortunately there are no early spellings but there is no church here ( only a chapel marked 6 ″ ) and this could therefore possibly be an earlier name for Beacon Hill supra which rises just to the N of here , hence perhaps from PrWelsh or PrCorn *crǖg ' hill ' with explanatory OE  hyll as in ( Long ) Crichel par . 2 274 – 5 .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement