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.

Big Cross Graves & Little Cross Graves

Field in the Parish of Burton

Historical Forms

  • 1843 TA


Big Cross Graves & Little Cross Graves(a groupof fields about 109–319739;'fields or lands called Graves, which lie athwart',v. cros, grǣfe, distinguished from Copgraves supra, which were at a'copp'or hill. These f.ns. may represent a vestige of Greves in Puddington 215infra, cf. Copgrave 216 infra)