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Rugeweyus

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Rugeweyus 1379 Wyg
  • Cokys rygeway 1467×84 LTD
  • þest rygeway 1467×84 LTD
  • East Ridgway 1625 Terrier
  • le mideliste riggewey l.13 Wyg
  • Mydulrygeway 1467×84 LTD
  • Ouerrygeway 1467×84 LTD
  • the over Ridgway 1722 Terrier
  • Upper ridgway 1661 Terrier
  • Salt Riggewey l.13 Wyg
  • Saltrigewey 1467×84 LTD
  • Saltrygewey 1467×84 LTD
  • Salt ridg way 1674 Terrier
  • saltregway l.17 Terrier 1693 Terrier
  • Short Rigew ' l.13 Wyg
  • Smoresladrygeway 1467×84 LTD
  • Smore Slade Ridgway 1722 Terrier

Etymology

Rugeweyus 1379, (the) Ridgway 1635, 1661, 1708, Ridgeway 1638, 1697, 1700, 1703, Cokys rygeway 1467 × 84 (with a surn., prob. Cock or Cox), þest rygeway 1467 × 84, East Ridgway 1625, yest regway l. 17, 1673 (v. þe, ēast), le mideliste riggewey l. 13, Mydulrygeway 1467 × 84 (v. middel; the earlier form appears to present an otherwise unrecorded superlative middlest), Ouerrygeway 1467 × 84, the over Ridgway 1722 (v. uferra), Upper ridgway 1661, Salt Riggewey l. 13, Saltrigewey, Saltrygewey 1467 × 84, Salt Ridgeway 1625, 1638 et passim to 1708, (the) salt ridgway 1635, 1661, 1672, Salt ridg way 1674, saltregway l. 17, 1693 (v. salt 1; alluding to a salt - merchants' route on the ridgeway), Short Rigew' l. 13 (v. sc (e) ort), Smoresladrygeway 1467 × 84, Smore Slade Ridgway 1722 (v. Smorslade, infra) (v. hrycgweg)