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.

Greenmoor Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of South Stoke

Historical Forms

  • Grimmer Hill 1613 Ipm
  • Gri(e)mmer Hill 1812 EnclA
  • Grenemere 1366 Eynsh


Greenmoor Hill is Grimmer Hill 1613Ipm , Gri (e )mmer Hill 1812EnclA . It takes name from Grenemere 1366 Eynsh. Cf. also Grenewey 1366 Eynsh, Grenefurlong , the Grene 1399 Eynsh. The names will mean 'pool and furlong by the Green' and 'way to the Green.' The pool can be seen on the 6″ map. It is probable that more and moor in modern minor names in the Chilterns often represent earlier mere , although early forms are not always available: cf. Tidmore Pool (6″) a little to the north of Greenmoor Hill. For the nature of these pools cf. 459.