Colham Road, UB8

Place Name

Directional, this was a turning off the main route between the villages of Hillingdon and Pied Heath. The village of Colham 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.


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