Aerial view of Coleford
Coleford in Devon can be pronounced wrongly by a great number of people. The long-standing locals and the correct way to pronounce Coleford is Coal ford, with the O and R in the Ford part as “or”
We, the residents of Coleford hear all sorts of alternative expressions used for our village name:
Culfud & Colefurd being the most common examples of how to annoy the locals.
As far as we know there are only three villages in Devon with the emphasis on the “Ford”. Kennford Brayford & Coleford.