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.

Rumerhedge Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Checkendon


Rumerhedge Wood. Cf. Ruchmareshegge c. 1153 (c. 1200), 1152–3 Thame, Ruchmareshegg '1153 Thame, Rumershegg '1179 (early 13th) Thame, Rumereshagge c. 1210–20Bodl . 'Rough pool,' to which 'hedge' has been added, v. rūh , mere , hecg .