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Groueford ( e ) ley

Field in the Parish of Audlem and Wrenbury

Historical Forms

  • Groueford ( e ) ley c.1130 Cott
  • Grouefordsley c.1130 Cott


Groueford(e)ley, Grouefordsley c.1130(1479) Cott. Faust. B viii(Orm2 iii 417 reads Grovefordley, Dugd v323 reads Gre(e)nefordeley, Greenefordesley), Gronford Ley c.1130(18) Sheaf328(6118), Gronfordley 13, 1293, Grenefordlegh 12831, Grenfordley E1,Granfordeleye 12832('(wood at) the green ford', v. grēne1, ford, lēah, cf.Grandford 103 infra. This wood was about 110–605420)