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Flourescroft & Floureslane

Field in the Parish of Nantwich

Historical Forms

  • Flourescroft & Floureslane H3 AddCh

Etymology

Flourescroft & Floureslane H3(v. croft, lane. Professor Löfvenberg notes the -ou -spelling and suggests the ME  surname Flour(< OFr  flour, flur'flower')perhaps in the sense'a maker of flour', v. Reaney s.n. Flower. Cf. FlowersLane 29 supra, to which this, from AddCh 43385, may refer)