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.

Rowney Green

Early-attested site in the Parish of Alvechurch

Historical Forms

  • Ruenheye, Rowenheye 1244 FF 1275 SR
  • la Rowenheye 1276 ADii
  • Rowney 1669 FF


OE  (æt þæm ) rūgan gehæge , '(at the) rough enclosure,' v. ruh , gehæg , a very common name.