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.

croftam iuxta Horsmere

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • croftam iuxta Horsmere 1312 Shaft
  • Horsemer ( es ) croft ( e ) 1319 Shaft c.1407 Shaft

Etymology

croftam iuxta Horsmere 1312(c.1407), Horsemer(es)croft(e) 1319(c.1407), c.1407(v. hors, mere1'pool', croft)