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.

Great Rissington

Major Settlement in the Parish of Great Rissington

Historical Forms

  • Risendune, Risenduna, Risendon(e) c.1075 Monast 1086 DB c.1115 Ch 1333 Ch Hy1 Cur 1267 Fees 1200 Ass 1211–13 Ch 1221 1333
  • Brade Risendon(e) 1220 Fees
  • Broderisendon 1488 Pat
  • Risindon(e), Rysindon(e), Rysyndon(e), Rysyndun 12 Glouc 13 WinchLB 1200 Cur 1221 Ass 1252 Ch
  • Magna Rysindon 1291 Tax 1298 Episc 1327 SR 1435 MinAcct
  • Brod(e) Rysindon(e) 1346,1395 FF
  • Rysyngdon, Rysingdon 1328 Banco
  • Magna Rysyndon 1303 FA 1381 FA
  • Brode Rysingdon 1392 Ipm 1482,1571 FF
  • Greate Rysingdon 1584 Comm
  • Magna Risinton 1218 FF
  • Brode Risinton 1577 M
  • Risington magna 1584 Comm
  • Rissington Magna 1705 PR
  • Rissenden 1221 Ass
  • Ryssingdon 1279 Abbr
  • Rusyn(g)don(e) 1332,1345 Ipm
  • Brode Rusyn(g)don(e) 1349,1385 ib
  • Magna Resyngdon 1444 Pat 1465 MinAcct
  • Magna Resyngdon als. Broderysyndon 1499 FF

Etymology

'Hill overgrown with brushwood', v. hrīsen , dūn . It is described as Brode - (v. brād 'broad'), Magna or Great to distinguish it from Little and Wyck Rissington (202, 203infra ).