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.

Cole Park

Early-attested site in the Parish of Malmesbury

Historical Forms

  • Cusfalde (sic) 1065 KCD817 14th
  • Cufaldam 1191 RegMalm
  • Coufaud 1275 RH 1284 Misc
  • Couefaude 1289 Ass
  • Coufauld 1376 FF
  • Cowfold 1535 VE
  • Cowfold parke t.Eliz LRMB
  • Coleparke 1637 Phillipps
  • Cole Park al Cowfield Park 1727 Recov


Originally OE  cu-falod, 'cow fold or enclosure.' Cole may be a colloquial reduction of the earlier name.