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.

Colmers Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Colemore 1255 For
  • Collemor 1275 SR, Ass (p)
  • Colmore 1327 SR
  • Culmore 1594 Ct
  • Colmers 1648 Comp


As all the forms except the last two are from pers. names it may be that the name is a manorial one and that final s is the correct ending. If the name is topographical it may be that the marsh (v. mor ) took its name from a lost river Cole (v. Cole supra 10) now called the Rea. Or it may take its name from a pers. name Cola .