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.

Great Rowsey Holt

Other OS name in the Parish of Waltham


, cf. Rowsoe dyke , Rowsoe hill 1601Terrier , Rowsodik ' (sic), Rowsay hill 1606Terrier , Rowsou hill (sic)1625Terrier , Rowsey hill , Rowsey dyke 1638Terrier , Rowsay Dyke 1715Terrier , Rowsie Close 1654Nelthorpe ; the forms are too late and too varied to suggest an etymology for Rowsey .