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.

Ridlands Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Limpsfield

Historical Forms

  • Rid Land Farm 1765 R
  • Ridlands 1840 TA
  • atte Redelond 1418 Harl
  • la Redene 1312 AOMB
  • Litelruden, Riddennes 1418 Harl


Ridlands Fm (6″) is Rid Land Farm 1765 R, Ridlands 1840TA , and was the home of Stephen atte Redelond 1418Harl . This is probably 'cleared land,' v. ridde . Riddings Farm , mentioned in a deed of 1712 (SAC vi), is probably a different place, perhaps identical with la Redene 1312AOMB , Litelruden , Riddennes 1418Harl . v. infra 364.