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.

Crook of Viver

Field in the Parish of Egremont

Historical Forms

  • Crook of Viver 1769 LowtherW


Crook of Viver(cf. Viuerside 1578 Cocker. This is ME  vivēre,'fishpond,' fromOFr  vivier, Latin vīvārium. Viver in Stainton(We) appears as “the fisheryof the vivary of Henecastre ” in 1237)