Chislehurst Road, BR5

Place Name

First recorded in an Anglo-Saxon Charter as Cyeslhyrst which is thought to date to either AD955 or AD973. The name Chislehurst, which means a wooded hill where the ground is gravelly, has gone through various spellings including Chiselhurste in 1158 and Chesilherst sometime around 1762. The Anglo-Saxon word cyesl also gave its name to Chesil Beach in Dorset.

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