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.

Corse Lawn

Early-attested site in the Parish of Eldersfield

Historical Forms

  • Cors 1210 RBE 1275 Ass 1317 FF 1327 SR 1340 NI
  • Corys 1384 Pat
  • Corse Lawnde 1478 Pat
  • Croslawnde, Crosselaunde 1486,1495 Pat 1535 VE


This is the name of an ancient forest which was an appendix to that of Malvern (VCH ii. 317). The ground is low-lying and this name is clearly the Welsh  cors , 'marsh.' Cf. Gauze Brook (W), BCS 922 Corsbrok . For the suffix v. launde .