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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Arlecdon

Historical Forms

  • Rowray 1535 VE
  • Rowraw 1605 Ct
  • Rowrey 1606 ib


Cf. Rucwrabek 1248 StB. Probably 'rough nook or corner,' v. rūh , (v).