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.

Ruddy Well

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stonesfield

Historical Forms

  • Ruthereswelle 1298 Eynsh
  • Rotherewell' 1300 Wych
  • Rudder Well 1608–9 Survey


Ruddy Well is Ruthereswelle 1298 Eynsh, Rotherewell '1300 Wych, Rudder Well 1608–9Survey . 'Cattle stream,' v. hrȳðer , w(i)elle.

Places in the same Parish