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.

Joustyng croft

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • Joustyng croft 1394 Shaft
  • ioustyngcroft 1401 Salis
  • Justingcroft c.1407 Shaft

Etymology

Joustyng croft 1394(c.1407), ioustyngcroft 1401,Justingcroft c.1407('croft where jousts were held', v. justing, croft)