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.

Crawley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Crawley

Historical Forms

  • Croule 1214 FF 1285 Ass
  • Craule(e) 1214 FF
  • Craule 1227 Cl c.1384 Eynsh
  • Crawle 1285 FF
  • Crawele 1387 Cl

Etymology

'Crow wood,' v. crāwe , (a)h.