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Survey of English Place-Names

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Rikenel Stile

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Ryglestyle 1370 Glouc
  • Rykenellystile 1455 Cole
  • Rignall stile 1616 Dep


Rikenel Stile (lost), Ryglestyle 1370 Glouc, Rykenellystile 1455 Cole, Rignall stile 1616Dep , Rignor Stile 1639 Ing. According to Cole 110, this was towards the south from Castle St. and Walker's Lane and near to Gooseditch (supra ) between the Southgate and the Severn.A house called Ricknel is in the north-west corner of The Park some way off on the east side of Southgate St. The first el. may be a surname but no early record of such a name is known. It could, however, be a transferred name from Icknield or Rykenild Street (cf. Bd 4), since Southgate St. is the Roman road to the south.