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.

Eylmer croft

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Eylmer croft 1839 TA e13 Holywell
  • Aylmercroft 1839 TA 1839 TA
  • Ailmers toft 1595 FMap


Eylmer croft 1325+, Aylmercroft 1366*, 1408*, Ailmers toft 15952(named from thefamily of Aylmero filio Sywardi e13, Walter' fil' Hugonis fil' Ailmer ?1277+,William Ailmer 1303+ and croft, with croft apparently later replaced by toft'amessuage, a curtilage'; the ME  pers.n. Ailmer goes back to OE  Ægelmǣr, asDr Insley points out)