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.

Colston Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chardstock

Historical Forms

  • Coltesthorn 1340 NI
  • Colston 1811 OS


Colston Fm (ST 316016), Coltesthorn 1340 NI (p), Colston 1811 OS, 'thorn-tree of the colt', v. colt , þorn , or the first el. may be the same word used as an OE byname (v. Tengvik 361) or ME surname (v. Reaney-Wilson 106), cf. Walter Colt 1327 (Loders), William Colt '1332 SR (Bridport).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement