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Survey of English Place-Names

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le grift

Field in the Parish of Wold Newton

Historical Forms

  • le grift eHy2 Alv

Etymology

le grift eHy2(13)(from dial.grift, recorded in EDD only from north L with the meaning'a channelshaped out by water for itself, a runnel', cf. Griff Lane in Fulstowsupra)