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.

Rochaue

Field in the Parish of Little Casterton

Historical Forms

  • Rochaue Hy3 TT
  • Rochawe Hy3 TT

Etymology

Rochaue, Rochawe Hy 3(if the first el. is hrōc'a rook'rather than the OE  pers.n. Hrōc(a), then The Rookery supra may have a longhistory, so perh.'enclosure where the rooks nest', v. hrōc, haga1)