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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Watton

Historical Forms

  • Kald(e)keld(e), Cald(e)keld(e) 1160–75 Dods 1210 Abbr 1306,1308,1316 BevAct
  • Kaldechelde 1210 Abbr
  • Keldehelde (sic) 1300 Ebor
  • Caukhill 1650 ParlSurv
  • Cawkill 1828 Langd


Cawkeld [kɔːkəl] is Kald (e )keld (e ), Cald (e )keld (e )1160–75Dods , 1210 Abbr, 1306, 1308, 1316 BevAct, Kaldechelde 1210 Abbr, Keldehelde (sic)1300 Ebor, Caukhill 1650 ParlSurv, Cawkill 1828 Langd. 'Cold spring,' v. cald , kelda . Dr Knudsen points out that Koldekilde occurs frequently in Denmark.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement