Ranskill, in the Bassetlaw Wapentake of Nottinghamshire, probably comes from the Old Norse male personal name Hrafn (which is also the word for ‘raven’) and the Old Norse element skjalf ‘seat, ledge, slope’. It is on a slight slope above the level ground.
- Viking Names
- bird, landscape, Nottinghamshire, place-name
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J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 93.