English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Wray Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Reigate

Historical Forms

  • comon called the Ray 1550 LRMB
  • the Wray, Wray lane 1622 Survey


Wray Common is comon called the Ray 1550LRMB , the Wray , Wray lane 1622Survey . Near by are Wray Fm, Wray Mill, Wray Coppice and Wraylands. These are on a small stream and may derive from ME  (at )theree , 'at the stream,' v. ea .For the form, cf. The Wrythe supra 42.