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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Handsworth

Historical Forms

  • Rich(e)mond, Rychemond 1366 Hlm 1379 PT 1383 Ipm 1441 SheffMan
  • Rich(e)mound 1398 YDxii,299


Richmond, Rich (e )mond , Rychemond 1366 Hlm, 1379 PT (p), 1383 Ipm, 1441 SheffMan et freq , Rich (e )mound 1398 YD xii, 299. 'Strong hill' from OFr  riche and mont (mond ), of the same origin as Richmond YN 287.