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.

Cross o' th' Hands

Other OS name in the Parish of Hulland Ward

Historical Forms

  • Le Crosse wt the Hand 1601 Ct
  • The Cross of the Hands 1667 ParRegDuffield


, Le Crosse w t the Hand 1601Ct , The Cross of the Hands 1667 ParReg Duffield , perhaps referring to the use of the cross as a signpost , cf. Handcross (PN Sx 278) .