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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Langrigg and Mealrigg

Historical Forms

  • Grenhou 1285 For
  • Grenehowe 1332 SR
  • Greenehowe 1578 Cocker
  • Greenhow 1777 NB


'Green hill,' v. haugr .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name

Early-attested site

Major Settlement