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.

Rushbury

Major Settlement in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Riseberie 1086 DB
  • Risseberia c.1200 ForProc
  • Rysebur' 1271-2 Ass
  • Ryssebury c.1291 TN
  • Rusberia c.1158 SAC 1723 PR(H)
  • Russbury 1346,1428 FA
  • Risberi 1200 Cur
  • Risbiri 1208-9 ForProc
  • Russeberi 1200 Cur 1318 Ch
  • Russhebur 1283 Ch 1549 Pat
  • Ruschebury 1306-7 Ass
  • Ruyshebury 1316 FA
  • Ryshbury, Rishbury 1327 Pat
  • Rushbury 1577 Saxton
  • Rushbry 1745 PRCardington

Etymology

'Rush manor', from OE  rysc and byrig, dat. of burh . The name would be appropriate to a prehistoric fort, but there is no record of such a feature here. rysc occurs with other habitative terms, particularly tūn .