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.


Other OS name in the Parish of Church Knowle

Historical Forms

  • Mad Grove Copse 1844 TA


, Mad Grove Copse 1844TA , probably ' grove by or with a meadow ' , v. mǣd , grāf(a) , cf. Madmoors in E Holme par . supra , but the first el . could be the adj . mad ' foolish ' giving the name a meaning like ' grove planted as a foolhardy venture ' or ' grove gone wild ' .