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.

Rolls Bridge Fm

Other OS name in the Parish of Gillingham

Historical Forms

  • Roolsbridge Md 1839 TA
  • Rolfys 1501 GillCt
  • Geling(e)ham 1086 DB


, Roolsbridge Md 1839TA , probably to be associated withRolfys 1501GillCt , from the surname Rolf ; it might be notedthat the tenant-in-chief of one of the manors of Geling (e )ham in 1086 DB was Turstin fitz Rolf ' ( VCHDo 390 ) , the origin of the pers. n. being ON  Hrolfr .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement