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Survey of English Place-Names

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King Charles's Well

Other OS name in the Parish of Tur Langton

Historical Forms

  • King Charles Well 1798 Nichols
  • Carles Trough 1625,1653,1708 Terrier
  • Charles Trough 1708 18 ib
  • Carls Trofe 1745 ib


, 1925 Kelly , King Charles Well 1798Nichols; it is Carles Trough 1625, 1653, 1708Terrier , Charles Trough 1708 (18) ib , Carls Trofe 1745ib , v. trog . Popular tradition has it that in 1645 , Charles I watered his horse at the chalybeate spring now so called during his flight from the battlefield of Naseby , but the name predates any such event . It may well be that the original specific was OE  ceorl , replaced by ON  karl ( as in the name of adjoining Carlton Curlieu ) .