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Survey of English Place-Names

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Crooks

Field in the Parish of Ashby cum Fenby

Historical Forms

  • 1843 TA
  • crok hyll 1577 Terrier
  • croke gate 1577 Terrier
  • croke furres 1577 Terrier
  • Crooke gate 1601 Terrier
  • Crooke Furrs 1601 Terrier
  • Croke furrs 1601 Terrier
  • Crook furs 1843 TA 1690 Terrier
  • Crake gate 1664 Terrier
  • Crake hill 1664 Terrier
  • Crook gate 1690 Terrier
  • Crook hil 1690 Terrier

Etymology

Crooks(crok hyll, croke gate, croke furres 1577, Crooke gate, Crooke Furrs, Croke furrs 1601, Crook furs 1664, 1690, Crake gate, Crake hill(sic) 1664, Crook gate, Crook hil 1690; the TA Crooks is the name of a field in a marked bend on the boundary of theparish, v. krókr'land in a bend'; cf. the appellative use of crook in One Crook of medow, ii Crokes of medow 1601 Terrier(Brigsley))