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.

Great Cransley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Great Cransley

Historical Forms

  • Cranslea bricg 956 BCS943 c.1250
  • Cranesleg, Craneslea 1086 DB 1458 ADvi
  • Craunisle 1266 Ipm
  • Crannesley 1530 ADvi


'Clearing of the crane or heron,' v. cran , leah .

Places in the same Parish