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.

Raesters Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bishopstrow

Historical Forms

  • Radenhurste c.1189 GlastInq 1271 Longleat c.1300 GlastFeod
  • Radenherste 1312 FF
  • Radnester alias Radenhurst 1576 Longleat


Raesters Fm (6″) is possibly identical with Radenhurste c. 1189 GlastInq, 1271Longleat , c. 1300 GlastFeod, Radenherste 1312FF , Radnester alias Radenhurst 1576Longleat . '(At the) red wood,' v. read , hyrst .