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.

Coal Brook

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cheswardine

Historical Forms

  • Colbrok 1387 SHC
  • Colbrowke 1554 ib


Coal Brook, Colbrok 1387 SHC (1910), Colbrowke 1554 ib: 'cool brook', v. col 2 , brōc . This is a tributary of the R. Tern, partly in St, which forms the N. boundary of Cheswardine near Chipnall Mill.