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.

Ryedown Plantation

Early-attested site in the Parish of Fyfield

Historical Forms

  • (ofer) rigedune 968 BCS1221 16th
  • Rydenfield 1596 StJohnSurvey
  • Rye Down Field 1816 EnclA


Ryedown Plantation, (ofer ) rigedune 968 (16th) BCS 1221, Rydenfield 1596StJohnSurvey , Rye Down Field 1816EnclA , 'rye hill', v. ryge , dūn .