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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Yardley

Historical Forms

  • Gruthurst 1221 Ass
  • Grethurst 1275 SR 1332 SR
  • Greethurst 1279 Ipm


'Gravel wood' or 'wood on the river Greet.'