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.

Coach Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • Coton' 1322 FH
  • Cotisgrene
  • Coates Bridge 1665 Anc
  • Coates Hill 1665 ib
  • Coach holme 1646 Deed
  • Coach Bridge 1806 Map


COACH BRIDGE, Coton '1322FH (p), Cotisgrene n.d. AD, Coates Bridge 1665Anc , Coates Hill 1665ib , Coach holme 1646Deed , Coach Bridge 1806 Map, 'the cottages', v. cot (cotum dat.pl.). The cottages were at the crossing of the stream separating Seaton parish from Barrowden. The ME  nom.pl. form cotes with analogical -s replaced the dat.pl. form cotum 'at the cottages'. The minor name compounds recorded contain grēne 2 'a grassy place', brycg 'a bridge', hyll 'a hill' and holmr 'land by a stream'.