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.

Roomer's Spinney

Early-attested site in the Parish of Kirtlington

Historical Forms

  • Roumere c.1200 StJohn
  • Ruwemere 1200 Cur
  • Ruemere c.1210–20 Bodl
  • Rugemera, Rugemersturta c.1210–28 Frid c.1425


Roomer's Spinney (6″) takes name from Roumere (ter) c. 1200St John , Ruwemere 1200 Cur, Ruemere c. 1210–20Bodl , Rugemera , Rugemersturta c. 1210–28 (c. 1425) Frid. 'Rough pool,' v. rūh , mere , steort .