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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Whicham

Historical Forms

  • villa de Croftbathoc c.1205 StBA


The name is clearly an inversion compound.The distinguishing element is probably a personal name, presumably of Irish origin, though no name which corresponds precisely to -bathoc has so far been found. The name is discussed in ScandCelts 22.