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.

Ringmoor Down

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sheepstor

Historical Forms

  • Rydemore 1291 Dartmoor 1408
  • Rynmore 1535 VE 1547 Dartmoor
  • Ridemore Down al. Ringmore Downe t.Eliz ChancP


The first element may be ME  ridde , referring to a moor cleared of undergrowth, etc. v. Ringmore infra 283.