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Survey of English Place-Names

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The Roughter

Early-attested site in the Parish of Icklesham

Historical Forms

  • Rowkton 1339 Coll.Top.andGen.vii,118
  • Roweton, Rugheton 1327,1332 SR


The Roughter (6″) is Rowkton in 1339 (Coll. Top. and Gen. vii, 118) and Roweton , Rugheton in 1327, 1332 SR (p). v. ruh , tun . 'Rough enclosure,' with later corruption.