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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Cold Higham

Historical Forms

  • Grimescote 12th Survey 1349 Ipm
  • Grimmescot 1242 Fees 1269 Ch
  • Grimscote
  • Gremescote 1499 FF
  • Grimestorp 1235 Fees
  • Grinscutt 1702 Poll


Grimscote is Grimescote 12th Surveyet freq to 1349 Ipm with variant spelling Grymescote , Grimmescot 1242 Fees, 1269 Ch, Grimscote n.d. AD ii(p), Gremescote 1499FF , Grimestorp 1235 Fees, and Grinscutt 1702 Poll. 'Grim 's cot(e), or Grimr 's.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement