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.

Cold Harbour

Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • Gt Cold Harbour, Lt Cold Harbour 1839 TA


, Gt Cold Harbour ,Lt Cold Harbour 1839TA , ' cold shelter ' , v. cald , here-beorg ; just W of Gillingham by the road to Wincanton So . There is evidence for an extensive RB settlement near here ( RCHM 435–6 ) .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement