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.

Colony Bog and Gate

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chobham


Colony Bog and Gate. Cf. Collingele 1243 Misc, Colingele t. Hy 3For , Colyngle Mor 1369, Colynghele t. Ric 2For , Collingley wood 1607Norden , Coldlingly 1749 B, 1765 R, Colony End 1789 L and C, Collingley 1823 Br. 'Clearing of Cola 's people,' v. ing , leah , or, as it lies on a small stream, we may have Cole as a stream-name (cf. RN 85) and the name be 'clearing of the dwellers by the Cole.'