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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Grinton

Historical Forms

  • Rie 1086 DB
  • Reyth in le Swale c.1170 Marrick101
  • Rith(e), Ryth(e) 1184 RichReg 1575 FF
  • Reth(e) 1401 YI 1581 FF
  • Ree 1414 Test 1515 Sanct
  • Reeth 17 Grinton


'(At) the stream' from OE  æt þǣm rīðe , v. rið . On the DB form Rie cf. IPN 109 and Ryther (YWR), Rie DB, and on the later change to Rethe v. Upleatham 153supra .