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.

the Ridings

Field in the Parish of Old Sodbury

Historical Forms

  • 1779 Rudder
  • Riding 1636 Inq
  • ( leʒ ) Rockeʒ 1487 MinAcct
  • leʒ Rochyll 1487 MinAcct


the Ridings 1779(Riding 1636, v. rydding); the Roach(leʒ) Rockeʒ, leʒ Rochyll 1487, v. roche, roke'rock', hyll)