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Survey of English Place-Names

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Coleready Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Steane

Historical Forms

  • Collready, Coleready 1618 Clayton
  • Collerdy 1773 EnclA
  • Cold Readie 1826 G


Coleready Fm is Collready , Coleready 1618Clayton , Collerdy 1773EnclA , Cold Readie 1826 G. No very early forms have been found, but the name is doubtless a compound of col, 'cool' and riðig , 'stream.' There is a small stream here. For the form of the second element cf. Cropredy (O).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement