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.

Moat Croft

Field in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • 1824 Lawton
  • quoddam peele in Claghton 1347 ChFor
  • the Peele Meadow 1645 Sheaf
  • the Little Peele Heays 1645 Sheaf
  • Pelehay 1838 TA


MoatCroft 1824(a moat at 100–312895 approximately the corner of Arthur St.and Price St.; quoddam peele in Claghton 1347,'a certain stockade in Claughton',the Peele Meadow, the Little Peele Heays 1645, Pelehay(lit. Polehay)1739, v. pēl, mote, mǣd,(ge)hæg)