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.

Ringshall (Fm)

Early-attested site in the Parish of Edlesborough

Historical Forms

  • Ringeshale 1235 FF 1262 Ass
  • Ringsal 1766 J
  • Ringsall c.1825 O


'Hring's healh.' The name Hring is not actually found in OE  but compounds with Hring -though rare, are adequately recorded. Hringuine occurs in a genuine Kentish charter of 762.In place-names, Hring forms the first element in Ringshall and Ringsfield (Sf) and Ringesdone , DB, in Rippingale (L). The same uncompounded name is found in German and ON.v. Hringa in Förstemann (PN) and Hringr in Lind, Norsk - Isländska Dopnamn .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement