English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Walgrave

Historical Forms

  • Waldgrave, Wold(e)grave 1086 DB
  • Waldegrauia 1185 BM 1404–10 ADv
  • Walgrava 1195 P
  • Waldgrave 1241 Cl 1428 FA
  • Walgrave al. Waldegrave 1576 ADvi


Walgrave adjoins Old (supra 128) and the first element is doubtless identical with that name. The second element is OE  graf(a), this particular grove pertaining to Old.

Places in the same Parish