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.

Rainsbarrow Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ulpha

Historical Forms

  • Ravenisberg 1273 ADiv
  • four high hills there called Rainsbarrow Breary 1683 Hudleston


The first element is ON  hrafn , 'raven,' possibly used as a personal name. The second element is ON  berg, 'hill.'