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.

Whitecroft Bridge

Early-attested site in the Parish of Flimby

Historical Forms

  • Waytecroft c.1174 HolmC
  • Whatecroft c.1187 HolmC
  • Waitecroft 1198 1201 ChR


'Wheat croft.' The forms in wayte -, waite - suggest that the name contains ON  hveiti rather than OE  hwǣte, or at least that an OE  Hwǣte -croft has been Scandinavianised. An East Lincolnshire example of the same name appears c. 1200 as Wetecroft , Watecroft and Weitecroft .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site

Major Settlement