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 Ashleyhay

Historical Forms

  • Coldebrok(e) 1327 Cl 1330 Ass 1368 CPG
  • Couldbrok 1330 Ass
  • Coldebrooke 1571 FF


Colebrook (6″), Coldebrok (e )1327 Cl, 1330Ass , 1368CPG , Couldbrok 1330Ass , Coldebrooke 1571FF . 'Cold stream', v. cald , brōc , being named from the now unnamed brook which rises close to the farm. The place gave its name to Colebrook Ward supra 20.