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 Ravensthorpe

Historical Forms

  • Ravenestorp 1086 DB t.Hy6 ADvi
  • Raunestorp 1247 Ass
  • Raunsthorp 1346 FA
  • Rawnsthorp 1477 ADiv
  • Rawnesthorpe 1539 LP
  • Rounsthorp 1486–93 ECP
  • Ransthorpe 1539 LP
  • Raunsthorp al. Ranstrope 1731 Recov
  • Rawnstruppe 1631 NRSi


'Hrafn 's village,' v. þorp . Absence of any early spellings in

-throp suggests that this is a Scandinavian name in the strictest sense.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site