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.

Grove Town

Early-attested site in the Parish of Pontefract

Historical Forms

  • Greve c.1200,c.1210 Pont
  • Grove Cottage 1841 O.S.


Grove Town, Greve c. 1200, c. 1210 Pont, Grove Cottage 1841 O.S.v. grǣfe 'a copse', replaced by ModE  grove (from grāf ), cf. Greavefield Closes 80infra .