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.

Ringles Cross

Early-attested site in the Parish of Uckfield

Historical Forms

  • Ryngylcros, Rynglescrosse 1489 Ct
  • Ryngyllcross 1543 Ct


Ringles Cross is Ryngylcros , Rynglescrosse 1489Ct , Ryngyllcross 1543Ct . The first element is probably the dialectal ringle , 'little ring' (v. EDD s. v .), from the fact of such a ring having once formed part of the cross.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement