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.

Grange Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chippenham

Historical Forms

  • grangiam de Chippenham, grangiam monialium de Chykesonde 13th Hosp
  • le Brende Grange 1540 EAvii


Grange Fm is grangiam de Chippenham , grangiam monialium de Chykesonde 13thHosp , le Brende Grange 1540 EA vii. The site of the grange was given to the Priory of Chicksands by Rohaise widow of Geoffrey Earl of Essex c. 1155 (Beds. Hist. Rec. Soc. i, 112). Brende refers to some unrecorded fire.