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Early-attested site in the Parish of Winchcomb

Historical Forms

  • Grettenham 1540 MinAcct c.1560 Surv 1586 Comm 1596 FF 1766 GR779
  • Gretenham 1585 ib


Grettenham (lost), Grettenham 1540MinAcct , c. 1560Surv , 1586Comm , 1596FF , 1766GR 779, Gretenham 1585 ib. This place has not been located but it formed part of the manor of Coates (32supra ) in 1540MinAcct 1240, 1766GR D 779. The first el. may well be Gretton (foll.) in view of the Grett - spellings. The second el. is probably OE  hamm 'water-meadow'.