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Thorpcroft

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • Thorpcroft 1472 AD
  • thorp close 1537–38 AOMB
  • thorp ' closse 1537–38 AOMB
  • the thorpe closes c.1650 Terrier
  • the Thorpe hedg ( e ) c.1650 Terrier
  • the thorpes c.1650 Terrier
  • the great thorps 1666 Haigh
  • thorpe 1668 Terrier
  • Great Thorps 1702 Haigh 1717 Haigh
  • great thorps 1705 Haigh
  • That close of pasture ... called and knowne by the name of ( Great ) Thorps 1717 Haigh

Etymology

Thorpcroft 1472, thorp close, thorp' closse 1537–38, the thorpe closes, the Thorpe hedg(e), the thorpes c.1650, the great thorps 1666, thorpe 16682, Great Thorps 1702, 1717, great thorps 1705, That close of pasture... called and knowne by the name of(Great) Thorps 1717(v. þorp'asecondary settlement', but the significance here is not known, croft)