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.

Risholme Carr

Early-attested site in the Parish of Sutton on Hull

Historical Forms

  • Rysholm' 1249–69 Melsa
  • mariscum de Risholm c.1270 StoweCh


Risholme Carr (6″) is Rysholm '1249–69 Melsa, mariscum de Risholm c. 1270StoweCh . 'Water-meadow overgrown with brushwood,' v. hris , holmr , kiarr . Common in Denmark.