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.

Denaby Rage

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mexborough

Historical Forms

  • Denaby Rage 1771 M
  • Rage Field 1841 TA
  • Ryach 1487 Hnti,396


Denaby Rage, Denaby Rage 1771 M, Rage Field 1841TA , probably identical with Ryach 1487 Hnt i, 396; the etymology is obscure, but since Denaby Rage is on the top of a steep bank it might possibly be from rǣc 'reach' in the rare and obsolete sense 'headland' (NED s.v. reach sb.) or one of its other applications 'a stretch of meadow', etc. (EDD s.v. reach vb. § 9); it has in any case been influenced by the common word rage .

Places in the same Parish