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 Bygrave

Historical Forms

  • (æt) Biggrafan 11th ASWills
  • Bigravan 973 BCS1297 c.1250
  • Bigrave 1086 DB
  • Bygrave 1204–12 Fees
  • Beygrave 1254 Val 1291 Tax 1428 FA
  • Bygrave al. Bygrove 1609 Recov


'By the entrenchments,' v. græf . There are ancient entrenchments here.

Places in the same Parish