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.

Rabbitsheath Cottages

Early-attested site in the Parish of Blechingley

Historical Forms

  • lands called Rabies 1599 SrWills
  • Raby 1527 LBl


Rabbitsheath Cottages (6″) is lands called Rabies 1599 SrWills, Rabies heath c. 1670, Rabyes heath , Rabbits heath 1704 LBl, and is to be associated with the family of John and Thomas Raby (1527 LBl). Lambert (576) considers the site to be identical with Heastchert , Chertlond c. 1255, Estchert 1522, le Chert 1530 LBl. v. Churt supra 178.