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.

Big Gamble

Field in the Parish of Saddington

Historical Forms

  • 1973 Surv
  • Long Grindell 1601 Terrier 1638 Terrier
  • Short Grindell 1601 Terrier 1638 Terrier m.17 Terrier


Big Gamble (poss. late altered forms of Long Grindell 1601, 1638, Long Grindle 1679, 1724, 1745, Short Grindell 1601, 1638, m. 17, Short Grindle 1679, 1724, 1745, v. grendel; otherwise with the surn. Gamble (common in Leics.), a reflex of the ON   masc. pers. n. Gamall (ODan   Gamal))