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.

Rodsley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Rodsley

Historical Forms

  • Redeslei(e) 1086 DB
  • Redeslege, Redesleye 1244 FF 1260 ib
  • Reddeslye 1272 Ass
  • Roddeslea, Roddislea, -lea, Roddesley(e) 1183 P Hy3,1282 WollCh 1291 Darley 1470 WollCh
  • Rodesley(e) Hy3 1299 Trusley 1306 Ass 1330 Ass
  • Raddesley 1330 Ass
  • Radsley 1577 Saxton 1610 Speed

Etymology

This is a difficult name for which no adequate explanation can be offered.