English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Gyme, Gyme Wood

Other OS name in the Parish of Thorne

Historical Forms

  • Hanson's Gwyme, Guyme Close 1841 TA
  • Hanson's Garth (v. garðr) and Hanson's Bank 1841 TA


, Hanson 's Gwyme , Guyme Close 1841TA , from the surname Hanson ( known in Hatfield 1697 Pryme146–7 and also found in other local f. ns . Hanson 's Garth (v. garðr)and Hanson 's Bank 1841TA ) , and gime , used in L dial . of ' a hole washed out of the ground by the rushing water when a bank breaks ' ( EDD ) ; Pryme 167 notes in this township ' a huge gime close by Gore Steel near Thorn where there had been a vast gime formerly , and so drounded all the whole Levels ' ; the word is probably a loan from ON  gíma ' a vast opening ' .