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.


Field in the Parish of Egremont

Historical Forms

  • Crackenflatt 1769 LowtherW
  • Craconflat 1338 Cl
  • Craken flatt 1578 Cocker


Crackenflatt(Craconflat 1338 Cl,Craken flatt 1578 Cocker, possibly containing ON  krakande,'crawling,' usedas a nickname, as suggested by Ekwall(DEPN) for Crackenthorpe(We))