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Survey of English Place-Names

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Roach-Hey Wood

Other OS name in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Ritch-Hey 1611 LRMB200
  • Upper Roach Hey & Woody Roach Hey 1849 TA


, Ritch -Hey 1611LRMB 200, Upper Roach Hey & Woody Roach Hey 1849TA , ' enclosure at a rock ' , v. roche , (ge)hæg . The location is a steep bluff over R . Goyt . For the modern form , cf . The Roaches St .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name