Major Settlement in the Parish of Middleton
- Caltorn(e), Carltorna 1086 DB c.1200 For
- Calthorn(e) 1175 P c.1190 Guis 1572 FF
- Kaldthorn 1202 FF
- Cawlthorne 1561 FF
- Cawthorne 1571 FF
'Cold thorn' v. cald , þorn . OE cald is coupled with a tree- name in Chold Ash (D). Cawthorne (YWR), for which Moorman suggests OE calu , is probably identical with this name. OE calu 'bare' would however give ME Caluethorn from the dat. calwe .