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Survey of English Place-Names

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Le Reyemede

Field in the Parish of Clewer

Historical Forms

  • Le Reyemede 1351 Brocas
  • Raymede 1548 LRMB
  • Le Rye Broke 1548 LRMB
  • Rye Croft Oke 1548 LRMB
  • Le Rye Brige 1548 LRMB
  • The Ray Bridge 17th PubLib

Etymology

Le Reyemede 1351 Brocas, Raymede, Le Rye Broke, Rye Croft Oke, Le Rye Brige 1548 LRMB, The Ray Bridge 17th(cf.Ray Court in Maidenhead 55; in VCH III, 72, The Rays is given as thename of the island on which the race-course is situated)