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 Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Ruecroft(e) c.1220,c.1260 GlR 1240–60 GlChii,1
  • Ruycroft 1325 MinAcct
  • Riecroft, Ryecroft 1539 AOMB 1620 GlR


Ryecroft, Ruecroft (e )c. 1220, c. 1260 GlR, 1240–60GlCh ii, 1, Ruycroft 1325MinAcct , Riecroft , Ryecroft 1539AOMB , 1620 GlR.'Rye enclosure', v. ryge , croft . The name is kept only in Ryecroft St.