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.

Greygate

Field in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • Greygate Hy4 Rental

Etymology

Greygate Hy 4(either alluding to a track frequented bythe badger(OE  grǣg) or to the colour of the soil or stone; the distribution ofnames in brocc-hol'a badger-sett' indicates.that the extreme south of Ru was oncebadger country, so that the former interpretation is reasonable, v. grǣg2, grǣg1,gata)