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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Eskdale and Wasdale

Historical Forms

  • Rysebrigge, Rise-bridgeyeat 1578 Cocker


Rysebrigge (lost). Rysebrigge , Rise-bridgeyeat 1578Cocker make an addition to the list of names, discussed in PN Sx 258, in which OE  hrīs, 'brushwood,' is followed by brycg. The best recorded of the series is the hundred-name Risbridge in Suffolk (EHN i, 95). 'Bridge' in this compound is more likely to mean a causeway of brushwood than a bridge in the usual sense of the word.