Crux Easton

Crux Easton, Ashmansworth
settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Ashmansworth
Hampshire
SU4256
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants VIII.15

Crux Easton
otherwise: eastun , 801-13; eastune , 961-13

refce: Coates 1989
CRUX EASTON
Old English 'east farm'. It is SE of Ashmansworth and Northeast of Hurstbourne Tarrant. The reference point is probably the hundred-head manor of Hurstbourne. Crux Easton is in a detached part of Hurstbourne hundred (later called 'Pastrow') east of the main block.
The manor was held in 1086 by 'Croch venator'='Croc the huntsman', and his descendants continued to hold it into the 13th century. It is thus 'Croc's Easton', 'Crux' appearing in 1607 (Smith, English Place Name Elements I: 117 is wrong; it is not Latin 'crux'='cross').

old map
Easton
Shown on an old map by Harrison 1788 (perhaps)
- settlement, hamlet - Pastrow Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1780s
refce: Harrison 1788
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old map
Easton
Shown on an old map by Morden 1695 (perhaps)
- settlement, village - Pastrow Hundred - Hampshire
Period - 1690s-1720s
refce: Morden 1695
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old map
Easton
Shown on an old map by Blaeu 1645
- settlement, hamlet - Pastrae Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Blaeu 1645
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old map
Faston
Shown on an old map by Speed 1611
- settlement, hamlet - Pastrae Hundred - Hantshire
refce: Speed 1611
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old map
Caston
Shown on an old map by Norden 1607 (perhaps)
- settlement, village - Pastrae Hundred - Hamshire
Period - 1590s-1600s
refce: Norden 1607
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old map
Croukeaston
Shown on an old map by Keer 1620
- Southampton
refce: Keer 1620
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old map
Croukeaston
Shown on an old map by Saxton 1575
- settlement, village - Southamtoniae
refce: Saxton 1575
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domesday
Estune
Listed in Domesday Book
- Esseborn Hundred - Hantescire
Period - 11th century
refce: Domesday Book 1086 (60.2)
TERRA CROCH VENATORIS ... Isd~ Croc ten. ESTVNE . Linxi tenuit de rege E in paragio ...

domesday
Estune
Listed in Domesday Book
- Esseburne Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001