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Early-attested site in the Parish of Chertsey

Historical Forms

  • Rokesbir' 1203 FF
  • Rokesbury, hill of Rokesbury t.Hy3 Chertsey
  • Rokesbir' 1235 Ass
  • Rooxbury 1664 Ct
  • Ruxbury 1823 B


Ruxbury (6″) is Rokesbir '1203 FF, Rokesbury , hill of Rokesbury t. Hy 3 Chertsey, Rokesbir '1235Ass , Rooxbury 1664Ct , Ruxbury 1823 B. 'Hrōc 's burh,' or (less probably) 'rook's burh,' There are no remains here now. Cf. Ruxford (PN D 412) and Roxley supra 75.