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 Cranford St Andrew and St John

Historical Forms

  • Craneford 1086 DB 1332 Ipm
  • Cranneford 1208 Fees
  • Cranford(a) c.1150 Ch 1267
  • Esseby Cranford 1242 Fees
  • Cramford 1205 Cur 1214 ClR
  • Graneford 1314 Cl
  • Cranesford 1328 Cl
  • Esseby (1248 Cl)


'Crane(s') or herons' ford.' Cf. Cranford (Mx). Esseby from the holding of Wm de Esseby (1248 Cl).

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name