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Chinkwell Spinney

Other OS name in the Parish of Great Brington

Historical Forms

  • Close called Chynkwell 1486 Spencer
  • greate Chinckwell, Chinckwell meadowe 1580 NthNQi.


( with Chinkwell Clumps in Althorp and in Harlestone , both 6 ″ ) is Close called Chynkwell 1486Spencer , greate Chinckwell , Chinckwell meadowe 1580NthNQ i. Presumably this refers to a spring which comes out of a chink in the ground .