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.

Nobottle Grove Hundred

Hundred in the County of Northamptonshire

Historical Forms

  • Neowbotle grave a.1076 GeldRoll
  • Niuebotlegrave, Neubotlagrava, Niwebotle, Niwebold, Niuebote 1086 DB
  • Newebotleagraua 1181 P
  • Newebotlesgrava 1195 P


The form -grove appears first in 1316 FA. The hundred must have taken its name from a grove (v. grafa ) near Nobottle in Brington infra 80. For possible further light on the exact meeting-place of the hundred, v. infra 280.