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Survey of English Place-Names

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Grimesholme

Field in the Parish of Market Harborough

Historical Forms

  • Grimesholme 1638 Terrier 1679 Terrier 1703 Terrier
  • Grim ( e ) s home 1722 Terrier c.1730 Terrier

Etymology

Grimesholme 1638, 1679, 1703, Grim (e) s home 1722, c. 1730 (v. holmr; with the ON   masc. pers. n. Grimr (ODan   Grīm), cf. Grymyswong', infra)