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.

Wilderhope and Stanway

Major Settlement in the Parish of Rushbury

Etymology

Gretton was divided between Rushbury and Cardington parishes, but the OS Index to Tithe Survey Map shows it as a discrete unit, and that is the area treated here. The township had detached portions, formerly commons, at Gilberries and W. of Wall under Heywood: these have been treated under Rushbury and Wall townships.