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.

Collisters Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Great Alne

Historical Forms

  • Collesters 1662 Coughton
  • Col(e)hurst 1327,1332 SR


Collisters Hill (6″). This is Collesters (1662Coughton ) and is probably to be associated with the place called Colehurste 1220, c. 1350, Collehurste 1435 Winchcombe, the home of Walter de Col (e )hurst (1327, 1332 SR), the modern form being corrupt.This is a well-marked hill. The interpretation of the name is uncertain; it is probably 'charcoal wood.' v. hyrst .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement