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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Leake

Historical Forms

  • Croxebi, Croxbi 1086 DB
  • Crossebi 1153–7 YCh
  • Crossbye 1153–94 Riev


Possibly 'farm by the cross' v. cros , by . In that case the DB form is an error. Perhaps, however, one should take the name to be 'Krok's by,' from ON  Krókr , with later assimilation of ksb to ssb and consequent association with ON  cros.

Places in the same Parish