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Survey of English Place-Names

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Red Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of St Peters without Worcester

Historical Forms

  • Redhill 1303 Wigorn 1532 More
  • Redehull 1327 Pat
  • Raddeweye 1255 For


Self-explanatory. This was close to, if not identical with, the readan ofre , 'red bank,' of BCS 1240. The readan wege of KCD 670 ran eastwards from Redhill and is referred to as Raddeweye in 1255 (For ). All take their name from the colour of the soil.In this neighbourhood also lay the Rodeleah of DB, Radleie in EveB , Radeleya in 1182 (18th) RBB . This also is the 'red' leah and the DB form must be an error.

Places in the same Parish