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.

Grim's Ditch

Early-attested site in the Parish of Pentridge

Historical Forms

  • Grym(m)esdich(e) 1280 QW, Ass
  • Grymesdych', Grimesdych' 1280 Ass
  • Grimsditch 17 CecilMap
  • Grymes Ditche 1618 Map
  • Grime ditch or Boccoli ditch 1774 Hutch1


Grim's Ditch, Grym (m )esdich (e )1280 QW, Ass , Grymesdych ', Grimesdych '1280Ass , Grimsditch 17CecilMap , Grymes Ditche 1618Map , Grime ditch or Boccoli ditch 1774 Hutch1, from Grīm , probably a by-name of Woden, and dīc ; this earthwork runs partly parallel to Bokerly Ditch supra , crossing the county bdy into Wiltshire, v. PN W 16, cf. DEPN 205 for other examples of ditches with this name.