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.

Ruxford Barton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sandford

Historical Forms

  • hroces ford 930 Crawf
  • hrocesford, of hrocesforda 997 OSFacsiii,35
  • Rokeford 1254 BM
  • Rokesford 1403,1437 IpmR


'Rook's ford,' or 'ford of a man named Hrōc ,' cf. Roxford (Herts), Rochesforde 1086 DB, Rokesford 1240FF , 1248Ass .