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.

Old Gang

Early-attested site in the Parish of Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Old gang 1687 Grinton


OE  gang is still a dialect word for a road. Old Gang leads up to a disused mine. Cf. Upgang 126supra .