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.

the Wyllgreafe

Field in the Parish of Taxal

Historical Forms

  • the Wyllgreafe 1611 LRMB
  • the Wilgrave Wood 1611 LRMB
  • Woodruffe meadowe 1611 LRMB
  • the Woodruffes fieldes 1611 LRMB
  • Woodrooffe 1611 LRMB
  • Woodroofe Clough 1611 LRMB
  • Woodrooffclough 1620 Surv

Etymology

the Wyllgreafe, the Wilgrave Wood 1611('wild grove', v. wilde, grǣfe);Woodruffe meadowe, the Woodruffes fieldes, Woodrooffe, Woodroofe Clough 1611, Woodrooffclough 1620, v. wudu-rofe, clōh)