English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Boltons

Historical Forms

  • Respholm 1285 For


'Sedge holmr.' The first element, found also in Reston We, is an unrecorded OE word cognate with OHG  hrispahi ; G  Rispe , MLG  rispe , 'brushwood' (DEPN).