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.

Grundstone Wath

Early-attested site in the Parish of Middleton

Historical Forms

  • Grunstan Wath 1334 ForP
  • vadum de Grindstone wath 1619 NRS


'Ford made of ground-stones' v. vað . The first element is OE  grund -stān , glossing Latin cementa , i.e. petre which is well evidenced and survives in NEDial ground-stone 'foundation stone.'