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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Arlingham

Historical Forms

  • Rydon 1375 Ipm
  • Pride End 1493 GR18
  • Pryde ynde 1544 ib
  • Riding Green 1777 M


Priding, Rydon 1375 Ipm, Pride End 1493GR 18, Pryde ynde 1544 ib 1375, Riding Green 1777 M. 'Rye hiir, v. ryge , dūn , with initial p from a wrong analysis of the expression up Rydon , and the added -ing as a common local variant of ende 'end'.