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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Beckford

Historical Forms

  • Grafton(e) 1204 P 1210–12 RBE Hy3 Misc 1287 Ass 1327 SR 1694 Beckford


Grafton [ˈgra:ftən], Grafton (e )1204 P (p), 1210–12 RBE, Hy 3 Misc, 1287Ass , 1327SR et passim to 1694Beckford . 'Farmstead in the grove', v. grāf , tūn .