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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Cainscross

Historical Forms

  • Cain's Cross 1776 Will 1777 M


A civil parish created in 1894.The name is possibly modern; doubtless the first el. is the same as in Keynestrete in Gloucester (134supra ), which may contain the surname Cain (Reaney 57); this surname is common in Bristol in the eighteenth century (1754–83 Will).

Places in the same Parish