English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

in Le Croftis

Field in the Parish of Ashby cum Fenby

Historical Forms

  • in Le Croftis 1327 SR
  • in Le Croftes 1327 SR 1332 SR
  • de croftes de Askeby 1347 Cor
  • in the croft de Askeby 1347 Cor
  • in the Croftes de Askeby c.1370 Extent 1395 Peace
  • othe Crofts de Askby 1388 Peace
  • atte Croftes 1435 Pat
  • croftes landes 1577 Terrier
  • Croft wyllowes 1577 Terrier
  • Crofte willes 1601 Terrier
  • Crofts willows 1664 Terrier
  • Croft willows 1690 Terrier

Etymology

in Le Croftis, in Le Croftes 1327, in Le Croftes 1332,de croftes de Askeby, in the croft de Askeby 1347, in the Croftes de Askeby c.1370, othe Crofts de Askby 1388, in the Croftes de Askeby 1395, atte Croftes 1435 all(p),croftes landes, Croft wyllowes 1577, Crofte willes(sic) 1601, Crofts willows 1664,Croft willows 1690(v. croft)