Early-attested site in the Parish of Carshalton
- 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.).