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.

Riseley Fm, Riseley Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Swallowfield

Historical Forms

  • Rysle 1300 Cl
  • Riselee
  • Rysle 1572 SpecCom
  • Riseley, Riseley Common 1761 Rocque 1790 Pride
  • Riseley Common 1827 PubLib


Riseley Fm, Riseley Common (latter in Ha), Rysle 1300 Cl, Riselee n.d. AD, Rysle 1572SpecCom , Riseley , Riseley Common 1761 Rocque, 1790 Pride, Riseley Common 1827PubLib , 'brushwood clearing', v. hrīs , (a)h; the same name occurs in Bd, Db and La.