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.

Crookhill Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Conisbrough

Historical Forms

  • Crocheswelle 1164–81 YChviii
  • Crocwell 1202–8 Ass
  • Crokewell 1379 PT
  • Crokwyll 1534 YDi
  • Crook(e)hill 1653 BWr 1656 WillS
  • Crook-Hall 1822 Langd


Crookhill Hall, Crocheswelle 1164–81 YCh viii, Crocwell 1202–8 Ass (p), Crokewell 1379 PT, Crokwyll 1534 YD i, Crook (e )hill 1653BWr 2, 1656 WillS, Crook -Hall 1822 Langd. 'Well in the nook of land', v. krókr , wella . The reference of krókr here is to a nook or secluded corner of land in the hillside below Crookhill Hall; cf. also Crokhagh 1323MinAcct 21 (also in Conisbrough).