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Survey of English Place-Names

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Crookwood Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Urchfont

Historical Forms

  • Cruk' 1268,1274,1289 Ass
  • Crouk 1332 SR


Crookwood Fm is wood of Crouk ', Croukwod (e )1383, 1395, Crowkwode 1460 NQ iv. The place from which the wood took its name is referred to as Cruk '1268, 1274, 1289Ass , Crouk 1332SR (p). Cf. also aqua de Crouke 1240 SarumCh. This is probably a Celtic place-name from a British word corresponding to MidCornish cruc , Welsh  crug , 'hill, mound.' We do not know the site of the cruk from which the wood and stream took their name. There is no conspicuous hill or mound just by the farm.