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.

Colmire Sough

Early-attested site in the Parish of Oulton

Historical Forms

  • Colemire 1285 For
  • le Colemyre c.1285 Hesley
  • Coll Myre, Olde Colmere 1570 ExchKR


'Charcoal mýrr or swampy moorland.' Sough may have here either its meaning 'boggy or swampy place,' or 'a small gutter for draining off water.' v. NEDs. v. sough , sb., 1, 2.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement