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Survey of English Place-Names

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Coatham Stob

Major Settlement in the Parish of Long Newton

Historical Forms

  • Cotome super Tesiam 1235×6 Ass
  • Cotum 1336 Spec
  • Cotom, Cotam 1566 SurteesIII219
  • Cotom next Langnewton 1390 IPM
  • Cotom Conyers 1520 IPM
  • Cottom Conyers 1559 ib
  • Coatham Conyers otherwise Cottam Stubbs
  • Cothom-Conyers or Cothom-stob, Cotam-Conyers otherwise Cotam-Stubbs, or Cotham Hall 1823 SurteesIII218


'At the cottages', OE  cotum , dative pl. of cot, + manorial addition from the Conyers family who held here from 1379 to 1569 for distinction from other Durham Coathams. The later addition seems to represent stobb 'a stump, a tree-stump'.