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Major Settlement in the Parish of Crutch

Historical Forms

  • Cruchia Hy2 Ch 1285
  • Cruch 1178 WoC c.1240
  • Crouch(e) 1538 LP 1701 FF 1820 G
  • Croyche juxta Wyche Eliz ChancP
  • Crowche 1653 FF


The place doubtless takes its name from Crutch Hill in which we have the same British word for a hill noted under Crookbarrow supra 178. See further IPN 25.

Places in the same Parish