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.

Rape of Chichester

Rape in the County of Sussex

Historical Forms

  • Cycestre 1279 Ass
  • le rape de Cicestre 1376 RollsParlt
  • Chichestre 1495 ib
  • Cisseceastre 895 ASC 9th Laws c.1100
  • Cycester 988 KCD663 14th
  • Ciceastre 1086 ASC 12th
  • Cicaestre 1130 E (12th) id.
  • Cis(e), Cicc, Cice, Cices(t), Cicestr t.Harold1,Edw.Confessor,Harold2 Coins
  • Cicestre 1086 DB 1114 ASC 12th FA 1428
  • Chichestr' 1417 ADvi 1495 RollsParlt
  • Sesettyr 1475–85 ECP
  • Cheechester 1650 SAC24,246
  • Grenyngeswell, Greningelwell t.Hy2 LibA 14th
  • Greningewell 1243 Ch
  • Gravningwell 1599 MarC
  • Greylingswell c.1220 SAC27,26
  • Greylingewell 1231 Ch
  • Greilingwell 1233 Ch
  • Greyllyngell, Greylyngeshell 1271 Ass
  • Greylingewell 1271 FF
  • Guldenefeld 1451 Pens
  • Le Thedacre, Thedacre 1327and1332 SR
  • Thedacre 1334 SAC50,166
  • Hedacar 1594 ADvi
  • Headaker 1641 SRS5
  • Ippethorne 1291 Tax 1362 Pat 1380 SAC5,240 1402 Cicestr
  • Ipethorn 1428 FA
  • Piddeburwe 1206 P
  • Pideworth 1288 Ass
  • Pideburgh juxta Cicestr' 1416 IpmR
  • Purtfeld 1318 Ipm
  • Wiche 1086 DB
  • Wyke 1291 Tax
  • Wikes 1225 Bracton
  • Wikes Reinbaldi 1224 ClR
  • Rumbaldeswic 1225 Bracton
  • Wyke Rumbald 1242 Fees692
  • town of St Rumbold 1262 Misc
  • Wyke, Rumbaldeswyk 1277 FF 1487 Ipm
  • Rumbalswike 1567 SRS14,89
  • Rumballsweek 1623 SRS14,47
  • Weeke al. Romboldsweeke 1633 Recov
  • Rumbaldweek 1724 B
  • Spetil-, Spytelfeld 1535 VE
  • Stokkenebrugg 1217–22 SAC51,47
  • Stok(ene)brugge 1288 Ass

Parishes in this Rape