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 Grove

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirtlington

Historical Forms

  • Curtlicgraue 1137 Thame c.1200
  • la Graua c.1200(p),early13th StJohn
  • Graua c.1220–8 Frid c.1425
  • la Graue c.1230 StJohn
  • Grauam c.1275 Frid
  • la Grave 1278–9 RH


The Grove (6″) is Curtlicgraue 1137 (c. 1200) Thame, la Graua c. 1200(p), early 13thSt John , Graua c. 1220–8 (c. 1425) Frid (p), la Graue c. 1230St John (p), Grauam c. 1275 Frid, la Grave 1278–9 RH (p). 'Kirtlington grove' in the first form, later simply 'the grove,' v. grāf(a).