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 Bere Ferrers

Historical Forms

  • Romeley 1298 Ass
  • Rumlegh(e) 1311,1339 Ass
  • Romlegh 1321 Ass 1333 SR
  • Rommelegh 1345 Ass


Probably a compound of rum and leah , 'wide clearing.' Cf. Romiley (Ch).

Places in the same Parish