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.

Rumshot Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Egham

Historical Forms

  • Runhamstede 1268 Chertsey
  • Ronehamstede 1516 ib
  • Romstedhill 1605 LRMB


Rumshot Hill is Runhamstede 1268 Chertsey, Ronehamstede 1516 ib., Romstedhill 1605LRMB . The second element is hamstede. The first is probably OE  hruna , 'tree-stump,' as noted under Runfold infra 172.