Roxeth Hill, HA1

Place Name

The name Roxeth goes back to the Dark Ages and features in the Anglo-Saxon charter of AD845 as Et Hroces Seaðum which means Hrōc’s pit or hollow. Who Hrōc or his family are is unknown but since a rough translation of Hrōc is rook, he may have had black hair. Following the Norman Conquest it became Roxhe in 1235 and took on its modern spelling in 1280.


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