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.

Bear Croft

Field in the Parish of Fifehead Neville

Historical Forms

  • 1842 TA
  • Bare Croft 1736 Salkeld


Bear Croft(Bare Croft 1736, cf. ½ acram(que iacet)sub la ber(a) 13, v. bǣr2'(woodland) pasture' or bearu'wood')