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.

Crollode (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Somersham

Historical Forms

  • aqua de Grauelode 1286 Ass
  • aqua de Grouelode 1286 Ass
  • Crowelodemare 1294 Rams c.1350


'Crow-water-way,' probably from their frequenting it. v. crawe , gelad . The forms with initial g show the common confusion in ME between initial c and g (cf. IPN 114). It is still called Crow Lode in Dugdale, History of Embanking (2nd ed.), 355.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement