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.

Crakeplace Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Dean

Historical Forms

  • Crakeplace 1288 Orig 1392,1399 Ass
  • Crakplace c.1382 StB
  • Crakeplase 1383 Ass
  • Crackplace Hall 1617 CW(OS)iv
  • Crakeplace Hall 1727 CW(OS)iv


This would seem to be a British place-name from OWelsh  creic , 'rock.' Cf. Crake (PN La 191). Place is used here in the sense 'manor-house,' as in Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight v. 398, and the common Welsh  Plas Newydd .