Colham Green Road, UB8

Place Name

Directional. The village was Colham Green was first recorded as Colanhomm in an Anglo-Saxon charter of AD831 (some sources put it later AD883), meaning the pasture or river meadow belonging to a landowner called Cola. By the time the Domesday Book was being compiled in 1086 it had mutated to Coleham, and was contracted further still sometime around 1180 to Colam. The mention of the green came much later when it was written as Collamgrene in 1578 and later Collume Green in 1670, a reference to the village green.

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