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.

Rodes

Field in the Parish of Shaftesbury

Historical Forms

  • Rodes 1386 Salis

Etymology

Rodes 1386(cf.John le Rode 1320, 1327 who is probably identical with John atte Rede(sic)1332, John atte Rode 1339; the surname may be from rodu'clearing', v.Löfvenberg 167)