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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Chiddingfold

Historical Forms

  • Coterfaude 1199 FF
  • Coterefald 1235 Ass
  • Cotresfaud 1255 Ass
  • Cotresfolde 1263 Ass
  • Coterfold 1340 Loseley
  • Cotterfold t.Chas1 ib


Cotterfold (lost) is Coterfaude 1199 FF (p), Coterefald 1235Ass (p), Cotresfaud 1255Ass , Cotresfolde 1263Ass , Coterfold 1340Loseley , Cotterfold t. Chas 1 ib. This may be 'fold of the cottars,' i.e. of the villeins who occupied cots or cottages with an attached piece of land (5 acres) held by service of labour (NED s. v .).Cf. Cotmandene infra 270.