English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Ribton

Historical Forms

  • Ribelton 12th StB
  • Ribton 12th StB 1285 For 1332 SR
  • Rybton' 1260 Rental 1558 FF
  • Ribbton c.1260 StB
  • Ribbeton 1208 FF
  • Ribeton 1212 Cur 1279 Ass
  • Ribbetun' 1212 Cur
  • Rybeton 1278,1279 Ass
  • Ripeton', Rypeton' 1279 Ass


The first element is probably the plant-name ribbe , 'rib-wort, hounds-tongue.' Cf. the history of Ribbesford (PN Wo 68). The form Ribelton is isolated and derived from a manuscript which is too late to have independent authority. The second element is tūn .

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name