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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Abbots Bickington

Historical Forms

  • Colteshorda 1086 DB(Exch)
  • Coltesworde
  • Colteswurða 1175 P 1333 SR
  • Culteswurth 1250 Fees


'Colt 's farm,' v. worþig . Colt is not recorded as a pers. name, but the name of the animal may well have been so used. Already in OE  we have a p.n. coltan beorh (BCS 734, an original charter), which shows a weak pers. name formed from this word.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Major Settlement