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Survey of English Place-Names

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The Wrythe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Carshalton

Historical Forms

  • camp. voc. Rithe 1229 FF
  • the Rye Common 1847 TA


The Wrythe is camp. voc. Rithe 1229 FF, le Ryth 1450, la Rye 1484 CarshCt, the Rye Common 1847TA . This is OE  riþ, 'streamlet,' with reference to the small branch of the Wandle which rises near here. For the 1484 form cf. Peckham Rye supra 21. The spelling with initial w is first found in 1867 (O.S.).

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