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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Burwash

Historical Forms

  • Croherste a.1170 BM
  • Crauhurstbrigge, Crawehurstbrigge 1279 Ass


Crowhurst is Croherste a. 1170 BM, Crauhurstbrigge , Crawehurstbrigge 1279Ass . 'Crow-frequented wooded hill,' v. hyrst . Cf. Crowhurst (Sr), 1189 P Craueherst .