English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Churchill Drove

Other OS name in the Parish of Cranborne

Historical Forms

  • Churchehill Droue e17 CecilMap


, 1846TA , Churchehill Droue e17CecilMap , cf. Churchhill 1623CH , v. drāf ; not near any known church , so perhaps from PrWelsh or PrCorn *crǖg ' hill ' with explanatory OE  hyll as in ( Long ) Crichel par . infra ; the drove extends for a mile over the top of Jordan Hill infra to the top of another ( now unnamed ) hill near Rushmore Fm .