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The Grove, Grovesend Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alveston

Historical Forms

  • Grava 1282 BM
  • la Grave 1311,1323 Inq
  • Grovesend 1571 FF
  • Grovenend 1592 ib
  • Grovesend or Grovening 1779 Rudder


The Grove, Grovesend Fm, Grava 1282 BM, la Grave 1311, 1323 Inq, Grovesend 1571FF , Grovenend 1592 ib, Grovesend or Grovening 1779 Rudder. v. grāf(a) 'copse', ende , and Grovesend in Thornbury (15supra ), the same wood.