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.

the Colepitt way

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • the Colepitt way 1635 Terrier
  • Colepit nooke 1661 Terrier
  • Coalpitt nooke 1722 Terrier

Etymology

the Colepitt way 1635, Colepit nooke 1661, Coalpitt nooke 1722 (v. nōk) (v. col - pytt; while those forms with nooke refer to a place where charcoal was made, the first may refer rather to a route by which pit coal was transported)