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.

Crendell (Cmn)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alderholt

Historical Forms

  • Crundole Close, Crundole Droue, Crundole Plott, Crundole Ponde e17 CecilMap
  • Crendall 1620 Cecil
  • Crendall plat 1621 CH
  • Crendall gate 1622 ib
  • Crundall 1622 ib
  • Crendle Common 1811 OS
  • Crandall Gate & Crandall Little Cmn 1846 TA


Crendell (Cmn) (SU 085135), Crundole Close , Crundole Droue , Crundole Plott , Crundole Ponde e17CecilMap , Crendall 1620Cecil , Crendall plat 1621CH , Crendall gate 1622ib , Crundall 1622ib , Crendle Common 1811 OS, Crandall Gate & Crandall Little Cmn 1846TA , from crundel 'a pit, a quarry', with drāf , plot , plat 2 . In this instance the pit may have been a clay pit, cf. Pitts of Potters Clay e17CecilMap , although there are also chalk pits nearby; it is noted in 1774 Hutch1 2143 that 'here is found good potter's clay', cf. Old Pottery Kiln infra , Old Claygrounds in Cranborne par. infra .