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.

Canter's Doles

Early-attested site in the Parish of Whittlesey

Historical Forms

  • le Cantoureslande 1285 Ct
  • Canter Doles Common 1573 DKRxxxviii


Canter's Doles is le Cantoureslande 1285Ct , Canter Doles Common 1573 DKR xxxviii. ME  cantour , 'singer, precentor.' This was probably part of the endowment of the precentorship of Ely. v. dāl .