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Roman Bank

Other OS name in the Parish of Rushbury

Historical Forms

  • Rowman Lane 1580 VCHX53
  • Rooman Wood 1601–2 SROCressett2/11
  • Roman Wood 1647 SBL6116
  • Roman Bank Common, Roman Field 1841–6 TA

Etymology

, Rowman Lane 1580 VCH X53, Rooman Wood 1601–2SRO Cressett 2 /11 , Roman Wood 1647 (copy) SBL 6116 , Roman Bank Common , Roman Field 1841–6TA . Possibly an allusion to Roman coins or pottery . VCH X55 says that evidence of Roman occupation has been found near Rushbury church .