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 Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Utterby


, cf. the Chequers 1671, 1698, 1739LindDep 55 , 1839TAMap , Checker Close 1721, Cheeker Close (sic)1746, 1751LindDep 55 , North Chequers close , South Chequers close 1838TA , no doubt from the chequered appearance of the ground , v. cheker .