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.

Grundelsmore

Field in the Parish of Audlem and Wrenbury

Historical Forms

  • Grundelsmore 1842 TA
  • Grandlesmore 1299 Sheaf

Etymology

Grundelsmore n.d.(Barnes1 700 quotesGrandlesmore 1299 Sheaf3 28. The name is from mōr1'a marsh' perhaps withgrendel'a gravelly place or stream', but grundleās'bottomless, very deep'is more likely. Professor Sørensen notes the Dan p.n. Grundløse'the bottomless one', a lake in the island of Langeland)