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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Yardley

Historical Forms

  • Grete, Greth 1255 FF 1275 Ass 1328 Ch 1545 LP
  • Greet End 1552 Ct


This must be OE  greot, 'gravel,' used descriptively of the place or, possibly, of the stream on which it lies, cf. R. Greet (Nt). The name seems also to be found in: