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.

Croucheston

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bishopstone

Historical Forms

  • Crocheston 1249 Ass
  • Crocheston 1329 Ipm
  • Crucheston(e) 1279,1281 Ass 1329 Ipm
  • Cruscheston juxta Bisshopeston 1288 FF 1289 Ass
  • Crukeston 1289 Ass
  • Croucheston 1332 SR 1428 FA
  • Cryucheston 1374 FF
  • Crowston 1637 Phillipps

Etymology

This name, like the two following ones, may well be a late tun-formation. Since no family Crouche has been found in any records relating to the parish, it may be that OE  tun or early ME  ton has been added to Celtic cruc , 'hill, mound.' Cf. Crookwood supra 315.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement