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Survey of English Place-Names

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East Ruston

Major Settlement in the Parish of East Ruston

Historical Forms

  • Ristuna 1086 DB 1121 AC
  • Ristona 1191 FF
  • Riston(e) 1198 Cur 1236,1243 Fees 1254–75 Val 1269,1286 Ass 1270 BM 1297 Var 1302,1316,1428 FA 1315 Ipm 1328,1351 Pat 1330 SR 1355,1371 FF 1378 Cl 1419 Fine
  • Ruston(e) 1198 Cur 1550 Pat
  • Ryston 1314,1332 FF 1328 Pat 1346,1402 FA 1370 Ipm 1403 BM 1427 Fine
  • Rystoun 1402 FA
  • Estriston 1361 FF 1369,1374 Pat 1375 Cl 1405 BM
  • Estreston 1369 Pat
  • Estryston 1396 1412,1446 FF 1535 VE
  • Estruston 1507 BM 1552 Pat
  • Estrussheton 1550 ib

Etymology

OE  hrīs or OScand  hrís and OE  tūn. There is a large common in the parish as well as a good deal of fen. Cf. Sco Ruston in Tunstead Hundred and Ryston in Clacklose Hundred. There is no West Ruston. The church, dedicated to St Mary, is situated two kilometres from the village of East Ruston. It was abandoned in 1975 after deterioration of the roof (EAA 51: 50). In his treatment of this parish, Blomefield (IX 338) notes two medieval manors, Kerdeston's Manor (v. Kerdestonhalle 1404 infra ) and Vaux Manor.

Places in the same Parish

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