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.

Handacre

Field in the Parish of Little Casterton

Historical Forms

  • Handacre 18 Monson

Etymology

Handacre(perh. with reference toland that could only be tilled with the spade rather than by the plough, v.hand, æcer, cf. Handacre furlong in Caldecott f.ns.(b))