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Survey of English Place-Names

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grimes hill

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • grimes hill 1635 Terrier 1661 Terrier

Etymology

grimes hill 1635, 1661, Grimshill 1697, 1722 (v. hyll; either with the surn. Grimes, from the ON   masc. pers. n. Grímr (ODan   Grim), or with the pers. n. itself)