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.

the Mill Croft Cl North Mill Croft

Field in the Parish of Brigsley

Historical Forms

  • 1656 Haigh 1784 Haigh
  • melchroftes 1577 Terrier
  • millcroftes 1601 Terrier
  • Mill croft e13 Newh


the Mill Croft Cl 1782(17182) North Mill Croft 1784(melchroftes(sic) 1577, millcroftes 1601, Mill croft 1655,v. myln, croft, the earliest form appears to have been influenced by ME milch(e), mielch, melch(e)'juicy, sappy')