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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Bubwith

Historical Forms

  • Gripetorp 1086 DB
  • Gripetor 1190,1191 P
  • Gripethorp 1248 FF
  • Grippethorpe, Gryppethorpe 1285 KI 1335 FF
  • Grypthorp, Gripthorp 13th Selby 1391 Test
  • Grybthorpe 1537 FF
  • Grip 1197 P


'Grip 's village,' v. þorp . The pers. name is OScand  Gríp (r ) (uninflected in this place-name), which is also recorded in ME as the surname of Robert Grip 1197 P, a Yorkshireman.

Places in the same Parish