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Roe Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Winkburn

Historical Forms

  • nemus quod vocatur Rahage t.Hy2 Ch 1316 Holtzmann 1156
  • proprestura de Rahage 1184 P 13th Rufford
  • grangia quae dicitur Rahaga c.1175 Holtzmann
  • Rahage Wodehouse early13th BM
  • Rohagh(e) 1285 Ch 1330 Ass 1335 For 1339 FF 1535 VE 1537 LP
  • Rohawe 1302 FA
  • Rohaugh 1377 Ass
  • Roghagh 1346 FA
  • Roghagh in Winkburn 1533–8 ECP
  • Roohawe 1437 BM
  • Rughagh in Winkburn 1533–8 ECP
  • Roughagh t.Hy8 Rental
  • Roe Wood c.1825 O.S.


This name is identical in origin with Rawhaw Wood (PN Nth 176), a compound of either OE  ra, 'roe' and haga, 'enclosure,' etc. or possibly of the cognate ON words and hagi . In PN Nth the Nottinghamshire name was identified with Roehoe Wood in Widmerpool infra 258, but the contexts show that in all the above citations the references are to Winkburn parish.

Places in the same Parish