J[ohn] B[urgess] P[reston] Karslake, “On Coldharbours”

The Antiquaries Journal, 2 (1922), 240–254

Karslake (1868–1942) was an army officer and a barrister, and held various public offices, e.g. in 1925 he was vice-chairman of the London County Council. (Obituary, The Times, 4 September 1942, p. 7 col. D.)

The origin of the name “Cold Harbour” was often discussed in Notes and Queries. The more scholarly contributors, such as J. C. Hahn and W. W. Skeat, concluded that the name means what it says, being simply the English words “cold” and “harbour” (= shelter). Three contributions to N. & Q. (Clarke, Hahn, Watkins) are republished here.

The digitized version contains the following Web pages:

Main text
Notes (by Walter Money, 1923)
List of Coldharbours (by Hyde Clarke, 1858)
Remarks on the origin of “Cold Harbour” (by J. C. Hahn, 1865)
“Cole” and “Cold” place-names (by Alfred Watkins, 1922–3)
Fig. 1  Map showing sites of Coldharbours
Fig. 2  Silchester intrenchments
Fig. 3  Lambourn: Winter Down
Fig. 4  [Coldharbours: Silchester, Finkley, Marlborough, Wallingford]
Fig. 5  [Coldharbours: Lambourn, Brill, Great Woodcote, Stanton Harcourt]
Fig. 6  [Coldharbours: East Hendred, Woodcote (Oxon.), Boars Hill, Deddington]
Fig. 7  [Coldharbours: Yeading, Brenchley, Ashford (Kent), Wrotham]
Fig. 8  [Coldharbours: Dorking, Southery, Little Gaddesden, Worth]