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Survey of English Place-Names

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Grainsby closes

Field in the Parish of Waithe

Historical Forms

  • Grainsby closes c.1650 Terrier
  • Grain ( e ) sby hedg c.1650 Terrier
  • Grainesby hedge 1656 Haigh
  • Graynesbygate 1384 AD

Etymology

Grainsby closes c.1650, Grain(e)sby hedg c.1650, Grainesby hedge 1656,Graynesbygate 1384(v. gata, named from Grainsby)