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Survey of English Place-Names

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Grikes Marsh

Early-attested site in the Parish of Icklesham

Historical Forms

  • Grikes t.Hy3 BM 1417 Pens
  • mariscum qui appellatur Grykes 1208 Abbr
  • marsh of Grikes c.1230 Pens
  • in marisco qui vocatur Wengrikes 1249 FF
  • ripa de Gregge 1263 Ass


In Battle (19) we have a deed of Stephen and Roger, sons of Agnes Grik of Winchelsea, which suggests that the first element here is the possessive case of a pers. name Grik of unknown origin.