Rushyford (County Durham)
The name Rushyford is comes from the Middle English words meaning ' Ford where the rushes grow' . This is probably because the village stands near Rushyford beck (Black Beck). Before the 18th century Rushyford was marked on maps as a road junction (which marked the crossing of the old road between London and Edinburgh) but eventually grew into a small village. The area is surrounded by several fields where traces of medieval ridge and furrow can still be seen.
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