Ranskill

Ranskill, Nottinghamshire

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.

Ascribed Culture

Collection

Viking Names

Keywords

personal-name, place-name

Further information

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References

J.E.B. Gover, Allen Mawer and F.M. Stenton, The Place-Names of Nottinghamshire. English Place-Name Society Volume XVII (1940), p. 93.