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.

le Roker

Field in the Parish of Taxal

Historical Forms

  • le Roker 1348 ChFor
  • Roe Carr 1611 LRMB
  • Roecarre-wood 1611 LRMB
  • the Rocarrs 1611 LRMB

Etymology

le Roker 1348(p), Roe Carr, Roecarre-wood, the Rocarrs 1611('rough marsh', v. rūh,kjarr)