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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Cayton

Historical Forms

  • Grisetorp 1086 DB
  • Gristhorp(p), Grysthorp(p) 1175–89 YCh
  • Grisethorp, Grysethorp 1181 BylE


'Gris's village' v. þorp . The first element is the ON  pers. name Gríss , from ON  gríss 'a pig,' found also in Gristhwaite and Girsby 186, 280infra .

Places in the same Parish