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.


Field in the Parish of Dorchester St Peter & All Saints

Historical Forms

  • Tweygryn 1336 Ilch
  • ' watercourse at Tueygryn ' 1345 Rent


Tweygryn 1336,'watercourse at Tueygryn' 1345(perhaps from twēgen'two' andgrin'snare'(for catching fish?), cf. Ekwall, Studies2 154, PNGl 3203)