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.

Walgrave land

Field in the Parish of Wolterton

Historical Forms

  • Walgrave land 1561 Ct
  • Wolgrove 1693 WAL
  • Wolgrove Pitt 1721 WAL

Etymology

Walgrave land 1561 Ct Wolterton, Wolgrove 1693 WAL, Wolgrove Pitt 1721 ib(v. grǣfe, grāf and pytt;with the conflicting spellings, the first element remains obscure)