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.


Field in the Parish of Ormesby St Margaret with Scratby and Ormesby St Michael

Historical Forms

  • Fastgrave 1423 Acc


Fastgrave 1423 ib(fæsten'stronghold' was often reduced to fast in ME pl.ns.; the second el. lookslike OE  græf'grave', but it should be noted that names in -grave often go backto OE  grāf or grǣfe'grove'; v. Ekwall in DEPN s.v. græf, who says that themore common el. is doubtless the word for'grove', and Field 1993: 56)