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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Farlam

Historical Forms

  • Curlduff 1339 GDR
  • Corduff 1832 Boothby


This is no doubt a Gaelic  name, the second element being dubh , 'black' (often anglicised to -duff in proper names).