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.

Ringstone Hurst

Early-attested site in the Parish of Howden

Historical Forms

  • Ringestainhirst 1284 Pat
  • Ryngstanhyrste 1391 Test
  • Ringston Hurst 1616 FF


Ringstone Hurst (6″) is Ringestainhirst 1284 Pat, Ryngstanhyrste 1391 Test, Ringston Hurst 1616 FF. 'Wood near the circular stone,' v. hring , steinn (OE  stan), hyrst .