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.

The Gripps

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cotgrave


The Gripps. Cf. Grippes furlong 1585Thoresby , Grip Common 1790EnclA . A tiny stream rises here and we probably have an example of dial. grip , 'small drain or watercourse.'