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Survey of English Place-Names

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Hescroft ( e )

Field in the Parish of Saddington

Historical Forms

  • Hescroft ( e ) 1601 Terrier 1638 Terrier
  • Hease Craft m.17 Terrier
  • Hares croft 1724 Terrier
  • Long Hescroft ( e ) 1601 Terrier 1638 Terrier
  • Long harescraft 1679 Terrier
  • Long hearscrafte 1724 Terrier
  • Short harescrafte 1679 Terrier
  • Short hears croft 1724 Terrier
  • Short Hares Croft 1745 Terrier

Etymology

Hescroft (e) 1601, 1638, Hease Craft m. 17, Hares croft 1724, Long Hescroft (e) 1601, 1638, Long harescraft 1679, Long hearscrafte 1724, Short harescrafte 1679, Short hears croft 1724, Short Hares Croft 1745 (poss. late reflexes of Assecroft, supra, but otherwise v. hǣs, croft; later confused with hara)