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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Rickling

Historical Forms

  • Richelingā 1086 DB
  • Riclinges, Rigeling 1214 ClR
  • Rikelinges 1235 FF
  • Rykeling(e) 1238 SR 1256 FF
  • Rikeling ib.
  • Rekeling' 1248 Ass
  • Rekelyng 1275 RH 1428 FA
  • Rikenyge 1292 FF


'The people of Ricola ,' v. ing and PN in -ing 48. This was the name of the wife of Sledda, a 6th-century king of Essex.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name