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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Woodborough

Historical Forms

  • Grymesmore 1335 For
  • Grimes Moor 1663 WoodsRept


Grimesmoor is Grymesmore 1335For , Grimes Moor 1663 WoodsRept, v. mor . The first element is the personal name Grim from ON  Grimr . In 1280 (Ass ) we have mention of Grymesbrig inter Wodeburgh et Epperston . This must have been the earlier name of Wash Bridge (supra 162) over Dover Beck about half a mile from Grimesmoor. The same man gave name to the bridge and to the marshy land near it.

Places in the same Parish