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Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Cheltenham

County Gloucestershire
Icon description single building
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Description the icon almost completely faded; only traces of the name remain
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Etymology possibly originally a pre-Engliah river-name, or an unrecorded OE *Cilta, pers. namewithout parallels in Germanic languages + hamm, 'river-meadow'
Earlier editors ...lteham; the symbol for Cheltenham has almost disappeared, and did not appear on the OS 1935 (Parsons)
Early Maps
Overwritten no
Attested spelling Chelteham 1156 RBE, 1218 ClR, 1248 Ass; Old English form varies between Celtan- and Ciltan-; in Middle English Chilt- is the predominant form, but Chelt- reasserts itself from the middle of the 13th century