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.

le Rouche Were

Field in the Parish of Old Sodbury

Historical Forms

  • le Rouche Were 1574 TRMB

Etymology

le Rouche Were 1574(theobscure e.ModE  rowte-weir, v. NED s.v., used in contrast to pight-weir'a weir made of stakes driven into the river and foot-weir, the first el.possibly ME  route'way, track', v. wer'weir')