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.

Rotherbridge Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tillington

Historical Forms

  • Pons de Retherbrigg' 1279 Ass
  • Rutherbrig c.1280 Perc
  • Rother bridge c.1550 Leland


For further forms v. Rotherbridge Hundred supra 99.'Cattlebridge,' v. hryðer , brycg . The river-name is a back- formation from the bridge-name.