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.

Grenehillestighe

Field in the Parish of Burton by Lincoln

Historical Forms

  • Grenehillestighe 1847 TA
  • grene hill stighe 1602 Terrier
  • Green Hill Stigh 1663 Terrier 1703 Terrier 1715 Terrier
  • Greenhill Stigh 1700 Terrier
  • Green-hill Stigh 1847 TA
  • Greenhil Stigh 1724 Terrier

Etymology

Grenehillestighe 1601, grene hill stighe 1602,Green Hill Stigh 1663, 1703, 1715, Greenhill Stigh 1700, Green-hill Stigh 1709,Greenhil Stigh 1724(v. grēne1, hyll, Stigh(e) being ON  stígr'a path, footway',rather than the corresponding OE  stīg)