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.

Ramsnest Common

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chiddingfold

Historical Forms

  • Rammesnest 1448 Loseley 1548 LRMB
  • Ramsnest 1552 SACiv


Ramsnest Common is Rammesnest 1448Loseley , 1548LRMB , Ramsnest 1552 SAC iv. This is probably 'raven's nest,' v. hræfn .Cf. Rooks Nest infra 336, Crowneast (PN Wo 91), nest in PN Nth 268, Pyesnest in Waltham Abbey (1343 Ipm), Storkesnest in Edmonton (1387Walden ) and Storksnest in Fulham (t. Hy 8MinAcct ).