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.

Rotton Park

Early-attested site in the Parish of Birmingham

Historical Forms

  • parc, de Rotton juxta B'ham 1307 Ass
  • Rotton Park 1425 Survey
  • Rotenparke 1436 Cl


Rotton Park is parc , de Rotton juxta B 'ham 1307Ass , Rotton Park 1425Survey , Rotenparke 1436 Cl. One John de Rotton is mentioned in the 1275 SR for Worcestershire. He may have come from this place. The forms are late but it is possible that this may be from OE  rōt , 'cheerful,' and tun, 'farm,' Cf. Rottingdean (PN Sx 311) and Rooting (PN K 395).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement