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.

Ridgeway or Rudgeway

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alveston

Historical Forms

  • Rugewei 1191 FF
  • Rugweye 1248 Ass
  • Rigweye 1276 RH
  • Rudgeway(e) 1587 FF


Ridgeway or Rudgeway, Rugewei 1191FF , Rugweye 1248Ass , Rigweye 1276 RH, Rudgeway (e )1587FF . v. hrycg , weg . This refers to the Roman road from Gloucester to Avonmouth and Bristol, cf. Ridgeway (6) (i, 18supra ).