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.

La Grotene

Field in the Parish of Winterborne Whitchurch

Historical Forms

  • La Grotene 1317 MiltC

Etymology

La Grotene(apparently OE  *groten'sandy' used as a noun to denote'sandy soil' or'a sandy place', cf. the analogous le Groten Sr 36, W 66)