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.

Coal Pits

Field in the Parish of Melbury Osmond

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • Colputte 1322 CottCh
  • placeam terre apud Colput 1327 HarlCh

Etymology

Coal Pits(Colputte 1322, placeam terre apud Colput 1327, v. col1'charcoal', pytt)