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.

Greyhone Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Crowmarsh

Historical Forms

  • (on) þa grægan hane 966 BCS1176
  • la Greyhone 13th,c.1275 AD
  • la Greyehone, Greyehonelond c.1275 AD


Greyhone Wood etc. (6″) take name from (on ) þa grægan hane 966 (contemporary) BCS 1176, la Greyhone 13th, c. 1275 AD, la Greyehone , Greyehonelond c. 1275 AD. 'Grey stone,' second element OE  hān.