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.

Grey Legs

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wawne

Historical Forms

  • Greilak 12th Nunkeel
  • Graylake 1221–35 Melsa


Grey Legs (6″) is Greilak 12thNunkeel , Graylake 1221–35 Melsa. Originally part of the river Hull. 'Grey water-channel,' v. græg , lacu .