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.

Grime Holes

Field in the Parish of Duffield

Historical Forms

  • 1839 TA
  • Grymehole 1596 DuLa 1600 DuLa

Etymology

Grime Holes(Grymehole 1596, 1600,'Grim's hollow', v.Grīm, hol1; alternatively the first element may be grima2'goblin')