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.

Giant's Grave, Giant's Stones

Other OS name in the Parish of Melcombe Horsey

Historical Forms

  • the Giant's grave 1870 Hutch3


, the Giant 's grave 1870 Hutch3 ; for the association of these names with a local tradition concerning ' two giants … contending for the mastery as to which of them would hurl the further ' , v. Udal 161–2 .