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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Revelstoke

Historical Forms

  • Rawelestok 1219 Ass
  • Ravelsto(c)ke 1546,1571 SR
  • Rewelstoke 1418 ADvi
  • Reuelstok 1500 FF
  • Revelstok(e) 1525 SR 1535 VE
  • Roulestok 1441 Exon
  • Rolstoke 1538 LP


v. stoc(c). The place must take its name from the Revel family which became important in the south-west in the 12th cent. Richard Revel was sheriff of Devon in the reign of Richard I.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site