Early-attested site in the Parish of Abbots Bickington
- Colteshorda 1086 DB(Exch)
- 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.