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.


Field in the Parish of Illston on the Hill

Historical Forms

  • Coldham 1594 ChancP 1594 ChancP
  • Coldham Close 1663 Nichols


Coldham 1594, Coldham Close 1663 (v. cald; with hām or hamm; poss. in origin, a lost early Anglo - Saxon settlement conforming to the pattern of such sites in close relationship to Roman roads, in this case Via Devana (Gartree Road), v. Barrie Cox,' The significance of the distribution of English place - names in – hām in the Midlands and East Anglia', JEPNS 5 (1971 – 2), 15 – 73, reprinted in Place - Name Evidence for the Anglo - Saxon Invasion and Scandinavian Settlements, ed. Kenneth Cameron, Nottingham 1975, 55 – 98)