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.

Rolstone Barton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Morchard Bishop

Historical Forms

  • Rauleston 1242 Fees767
  • Rouleston 1269 FF
  • Rolueston 1340 SR
  • Roweleston juxta Morchard 1420 IpmR


This name is clearly of post-Conquest origin, the first element being a Norman pers. name Raulf or Rolf . These two names are commonly confused in ME documents. Cf. Björkmann NP 108, 113, s. nn. Raðulf , Roðulf .