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 King's Norton

Historical Forms

  • Robery Hills 1650 Surv


This is an old name for part of the Lickey Hills, and it doubtless means 'rough hills,' v. ruh , beorg , cf. Rowberry (He) and ruanberg in Sedgeberrow (BCS 223).