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 Bradford

Historical Forms

  • Rythtedon, Estritedon, Westritedon 1244 Ass
  • Westrhittedon 1262 FF
  • Ryghtadon 1333 SR
  • Estryghtedon 1418 Ass
  • West Ryghtedon 1429 FF


This must be a compound of OE  riht , 'straight,' and dun, the name being descriptive of the long hill here.