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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.

gravill pitts

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • gravill pitts 1635 Terrier
  • Gravelpittes 1638 Terrier
  • Gravell Pitts 1679 Terrier
  • Gravel pitts 1703 Terrier
  • the gravell pits 1722 Terrier

Etymology

gravill pitts 1635, Gravelpittes 1638, Gravell Pitts 1679, Gravel pitts 1703, the gravell pits 1722, (the) Gravel Pits c. 1730, 1744 (v. gravel, pytt)