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Ree Mead

Early-attested site in the Parish of Aspenden

Historical Forms

  • Remade 1226 FF 1332 ADiii
  • le Reemedwey 1338 Ct
  • Reymadwey 1378 ib


Ree Mead (old 6″) is Remade 1226FF , 1332 AD iii, le Reemedwey 1338Ct , Reymadwey 1378 ib. Cf. also Reefeld 13th, Refeld 1255 AD i. This is ME  atter ee , 'at the stream,' v. æt , ea . The place lies by the river Rib. Cf. Rye End supra 132 and Rye Ho infra 201.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement