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.

Crouch Hill and Little Crouch Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Highworth

Historical Forms

  • Crouch Hills 1773 AandD
  • Croucheslond 1452 Fry


Crouch Hill and Little Crouch Hill (6″) are Crouch Hills 1773 A and D. We have no early forms for these hill-names though we may have reference to them in Croucheslond (1452 Fry) in Hannington, which borders on Highworth at this point.They probably go back to British cruc , 'hill, barrow.' They are well-marked rounded hills.