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.

Rayford Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Steeple Barton


Rayford Lane (6″). Cf. Ragheford c. 1220Bodl , (pontem de ) Raureford 1278–9 RH, Raford Medowe 1658Bodl , Rairford Lane 1795EnclA . 'Ford frequented by herons,' first element hrāgra , 'heron,' second element ford .