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.

Crowsley Park

Early-attested site in the Parish of Shiplake

Historical Forms

  • Crocuslye c.1250 AD
  • Crokesley c.1250 AD 1318 Fine
  • Crowsley alias Crowchley 1598 Bodl


Crowsley Park is Crocuslye c. 1250 AD (p), Crokesley c. 1250 ADet freq with variant spellings Crokesle (gh ) to 1318 Fine (p), Crowsley alias Crowchley 1598Bodl . 'Crōc 's (a)h.' The personal name represents ON  Krókr .