Hywel Wyn Owen & Richard Morgan, Dictionary of the Place-Names of Wales
(Llandysul 2007) suggests that the meaning is "crossroads" in Three and
"Cross Foxes" derives from the coat of arms of the Williams-Wynn family,
major landowners in North Wales, and is quite a frequent pub name. The
arms are argent, two foxes counter-salient in saltire gules, in other
words two red foxes leaping past each other in an X shape.
Chris Pitt Lewis
On 16/09/2018 15:23, peter(a)williams.eu.com wrote:
I have just returned from walking Offa’s Dyke and have North Wales
I am curious about some Welsh place names I came across and wonder if anyone
can offer suggestions please.
First “Crosses”, would it refer to graves? There is “Two Crosses” just in
Shropshire. “Three Crosses” near Swansea and a number of “Four Crosses” in
Denbighshire, Flintshire, Powys and Anglesea.
To add to my curiosity, I had family that lived at “Cross Foxes” near
Llangynhafal and there is also a “Cross Foxes Row” at Llanbedr-Dyffryn-Clwyd
in Denbighshire. I can’t imagine that it was named after an angry fox?