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.

Poschescrofte

Field in the Parish of Winfrith Newburgh

Historical Forms

  • Poschescrofte 1404 Weld
  • Potchecroft 1452 Weld
  • Pac ( c ) hecroftyslane 1445 Weld
  • Patchecroftlane 1457 Weld
  • Po ( t ) checroft ( es ) lane 1450 MinAcct 1452 Weld 1478 Weld 1490 Weld
  • Pochecrafte ys lane 1498 Ct
  • Poschislane 1393 Ct
  • Powchy lane 1607 Feth

Etymology

Poschescrofte 1404, Potchecroft 1452, Pac(c)hecroftyslane 1445, Patchecroftlane 1457, Po(t)checroft(es)lane 1450,1452, 1478, 1490, Pochecrafte ys lane 1498, Poschislane 1393, Powchy lane 1607(cf. William Posh 1330, William Poissh 1332, John Possch 1375, v. croft,lane, cf. Patch Croft in Wareham par. supra)