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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Hackecroft, Hakcroft now Piricroft t.Hy3 Chertsey
  • Purycroft 1452 ib
  • Pircrofte 1624 Rental


Pyrcroft is Hackecroft , Hakcroft now Piricroft t. Hy 3 Chertsey, Purycroft 1452 ib., Pircrofte 1624Rental . 'Peartree field,' v. pyrige , croft . The earlier name may contain the element noted under Hackbridge supra 41. The place lies near the fork between two streams.