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Survey of English Place-Names

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Rixon, Hr Rixton Estate, Lr Rixton Estate

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sturminster Newton

Historical Forms

  • Rigarston', Rygarston' e14 GlastE
  • (Bottom) Rixon, Rixon Cl, Rixon Elm, Rixon or Flewletts, Rixon or T Grd 1839 TA
  • Mauryesgarston' e14 GlastE


Rixon (ST 793144), Hr Rixton Estate, Lr Rixton Estate, Rigarston ', Rygarston 'e14GlastE , (Bottom ) Rixon , Rixon Cl , Rixon Elm , Rixon or Flewletts , Rixon or T Grd 1839TA , 'enclosure for growing rye', from ryge and gærs-tūn; it was near to Mauryesgarston 'e14GlastE for which v. Fiddleford Mill infra. Flewletts may be an error, cf. Hewlett's Drove infra (1½ miles SW).