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.

Hardegrave

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • 1810 EA
  • Hardegrave 1422 FB

Etymology

Hardegrave(Hardegrave 1422 FB, next to a path called grenemer; v. harðr, heard and græfor grāf and(ge)mǣre; hard often refers to firm land in a fen; for comments ongræf and grāf, v. Capgrave in Burgh St Margaret supra)