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.

Ridgwardine

Early-attested site in the Parish of Norton in Hales

Historical Forms

  • Rugwordin c.1182 SAC late14th SAC
  • Rugwardyn in Halys 1349 Pat
  • Wrugwrthin a.1240,c.1242(p) SAC
  • Ruggewardyn 1411 SAC
  • Ruggeworthyn Hy6 RentSur
  • Rygerton 1540 SBL6083
  • Rigerdine 1723 PR(L)
  • Ryghtwarden c.1550 SAS1/VI
  • Rudgardin 1637 PR(L)
  • Ridgewarden 1698 Morden
  • Ridgewardine 1704 PR(L)
  • Ridgwardine 1693,1849 PR(L)
  • Richwardine 1833 OS

Etymology

'Enclosed settlement on a ridge', v. hrycg , worðign . The low ridge is shown clearly on the 1833 hachured map.