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.

Cromer Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Eldersfield

Historical Forms

  • Cranmere 875 BCS542 11th BCS1208 967 11th
  • Cronmere 963 BCS1109 11th
  • Cronemere 1275 SR


'Crane pool' or possibly 'heron pool,' for the term crane is used locally of such, v. cran , mere . Cf. cranmere in Pershore, BCS 542.