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.

Crickle, Crickle Beck

Early-attested site in the Parish of Martons Both

Historical Forms

  • Crickle 17 Glebe
  • Cricklebrige 1631 WillY
  • Crickle 1742 Temp 1771 M


Crickle, Crickle Beck, 'watercourse called Crickle ' 17Glebe , Cricklebrige 1631 WillY, Crickle 1742Temp 330, 1771 M. Crickle is probably an old hill-name from OWelsh  cruc1 'a hill, barrow', with OE  hyll added, as in Crigglestone ii, 101supra .