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Survey of English Place-Names

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Towcroft Little Tow Croft Mdw

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • 1776 Nichols 1786 EnclA 1843 Sale 1926 Sale
  • Touecroft 1203 FF
  • Toucroft 1343 MktHPR
  • Toecrafte 1635 Terrier
  • Toecraft 1679 Terrier
  • Tocraft 1703 Terrier 1722 Terrier

Etymology

Towcroft 1776, 1786, 1843 Little Tow Croft Mdw 1926 (Touecroft 1203, Toucroft 1343, Tocrofte 1471, 1508, Toecrafte 1635, Toecroft 1638, 1655, Toecraft 1679, Tocraft 1703, 1722, v. tōh, croft; reflecting the nature of the clay soil)