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Survey of English Place-Names

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Crouch (Fair) Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Castle Hedingham

Historical Forms

  • le Mot(e)stowe 1262 StJohn 1489 MinAcct
  • Mustowe 1534 Rental
  • Mustoe Green 1592 EASxviii
  • Crouchford Green 1768 M
  • Crouch Green 1777 C
  • Cruce 13th StJohn


Crouch (Fair) Green (local) is le Mot (e )stowe 1262StJohn , 1489MinAcct , Mustowe 1534Rental , Mustoe Green 1592 EAS xviii, Crouchford Green 1768 M, Crouch Green 1777 C. 'Meeting-place,' v. (ge)mot, stow . This was the meeting-place of the hundred and Crouchford must be a later name for Hinckford .v. crouche . Near by were the homes of Avicia atte Grene and Gilbert de Cruce (13thStJohn ). Fair because a cattle-fair was formerly held here. v. Majendie, Some account of the family of de Vere and of Hedingham Castle and EAS xviii, 185, 294.

Places in the same Parish