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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Hayton

Historical Forms

  • Wridholm, Wrydholm 14th Warter 1342 SR
  • Writheholme 1535 VE
  • Writheholme als. Writham 1619 FF
  • Rytham-Gate 1828 Langd


Rytham (6″) is Wridholm , Wrydholm 14thWarter , 1342SR , Writheholme 1535 VE, Writheholme als. Writham 1619 FF, Rytham -Gate 1828 Langd. OE  wrið 'shoot, bush' and holmr .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement