English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Laughton en le Morthen

Historical Forms

  • Thurscroft 1319 Roche
  • Turcroft 1327 BM
  • Turgcrofte 1379 PT
  • Thurcroft 1822 Langd


Thurcroft, Thurscroft 1319 Roche, Turcroft 1327 BM, Turgcrofte 1379 PT (p), Thurcroft 1822 Langd. 'Thori's enclosure', v. croft .The pers.n. is ON  Þórir (gen. Þóris ), ODan  Thorir , OSwed  Thure ; it is common in DB as T (h )ure , Tori etc. (Feilitzen 393).