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.

Rook Barugh

Early-attested site in the Parish of Normanby

Historical Forms

  • Rochesberc, Rochesberg(e) c.1140,c.1180,1333 Riev
  • Rocheberch 1160 Riev
  • Rokeberg 1301 LS
  • Rogeberg 1201 ChR


'Rook's hill' from the ON  personal name Hrókr or OE  Hrōc and berg. The spelling Roge - is probably to be explained in the same way as Wigginton 14supra .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement