Early-attested site in the Parish of Ashwell
- Redderethe, Rederethelane 1406 Ct
- Ridderethefelde 1469 StJohns
- Reddereth 1294 SR
Ruddery Spring (6″) is Redderethe , Rederethelane 1406Ct , Ridderethefelde 1469StJohns , and was near the home of William de Reddereth (1294SR ). This would seem to be a compound of OE hryðer, 'cattle' and riþ, 'streamlet.' For the loss of the final consonant, cf. Shottery (PN Wa 239–40). v. spring infra 259.