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.

Coleford Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Frimley

Historical Forms

  • Coleford 1225 ClR
  • Coleford brug' t.Ed3 For
  • aquam de Coleford 1369 For
  • Colfordmede 1549 Pat


Coleford Fm (6″) is Coleford 1225 ClR, Coleford brug 't. Ed 3For , aquam de Coleford 1369For , Colfordmede 1549 Pat. 'Cool ford' or 'Cola 's ford' or 'ford over the Cole,' Cole being perhaps an earlier name for the Blackwater. For such a river-name cf. RN 85–6.