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Gratwich, Staffordshire

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Gratwich, Staffordshire

Gratwich is a small hamlet in Kingstone civil parish, in Staffordshire, England, four miles southwest of Uttoxeter in the valley of the River Blythe. It is believed that the name Gratwich comes from the Old English ‘greot’, meaning gravel and ‘wic’ meaning “lying on”, so Gratwich means 'lying on gravel'. An alternative possibility may be “a dairy farm by the gravelly stream”. In the Domesday Book of 1086 Gratwich is recorded as Crotewiche.
Administrative CountyStaffordshire
Traditional CountyStaffordshire
OS GridSK0231
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityStaffordshire
 

Other names by which Gratwich, Staffordshire has been known in the past

Crotewiche

Gratwich, Staffordshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Gratwich, par., W. Staffordshire, 4 miles SW. of Uttoxeter, 865 ac., pop. 72.

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