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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Lowside Quarter

Historical Forms

  • Culdretun c.1180 Hesley
  • Culdertun c.1200 CW(OS)i
  • Culderton(e) 1294 Cl 1395 Pat
  • Culdreton 1363,1370 Ipm
  • Culterston 1207 P
  • Culderston 1369 Ipm
  • Culdirton c.1260 StB
  • Couderton 1474 Pat
  • Nether Cowderton 1585 FlemingMem
  • Coulderton, midle and ouer Colderton 1578 Cocker
  • Coutherton 1758 LowtherW
  • Cultercoubeck and Culterton'-ose (sic print) 1294 Cl


In the neighbourhood were Cultercoubeck and Culterton '-ose (sic print)1294 Cl.

The first element here, as in Holm Cultram supra 288 is, as noted in DEPN, the British word corresponding to Welsh  culdir , 'narrow strip of land,' with reference to the long tongue of land between Ellergill Beck and the sea. Hence 'tūn on a site known as Culdir .'

Places in the same Parish