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.

Frecrofte

Field in the Parish of Marsh Chapel

Historical Forms

  • Frecrofte 1595 FMap
  • Free-croft 1595 FMap
  • free croft c.1638 Holywell

Etymology

Frecrofte 15951, Free-croft 15952, free croft c.1638(no doubtdenoting a croft free from rent, v. frēo, croft)