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.

Ramacre Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Castle Hedingham

Historical Forms

  • Ramacre Wood c.1840 TA


Ramacre Wood (6″) is Tremacre , le Ramacre , le Remether 13th, Remacre 1384StJohn , Ramacre Wood c. 1840 TA. No certainty is possible, but it would seem that this is for OE  (æt ) þrēom æcerum , 'three acres,' with the same curious dropping of initial t (h ) which we find in Rumbridge (PN Sx 88–9) from earlier (æt ) þrēom beorgum .