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.

Mangrove Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Offley

Historical Forms

  • Manegrave 1240 FF t.Ed1 BM
  • Mangraveffeld 1532 Moulton


Mangrove Green is Manegrave 1240FF , t. Ed 1 BM, Mangraveffeld 1532 Moulton. This must be 'thicket in common use or possession,' from OE  gemǣne , 'common,' and græfe. Cf. the history of Monwood (PN Wa 76). The place is near the county boundary.