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*HREUDANą > HRēAD LAUHAZ > HRēAD LēAH

This name derives from the English (Anglo-Saxon) “hrēad lēah”, composed of two elements: “hrēad / rydde” (cleared) plus “lēah” (woodland, a meadow “especially one used for farming”). In fact the first element "hrēad" derives from the Proto-Germanic “*hreudaną”, meaning “to adorn, decorate” 1) Ridley, a civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire East and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England, which lies to the north east of Malpas and to the west of Nantwich. 2) Ridley, a village in Kent, England. It lies between Sevenoaks and Chatham, and is within the Sevenoaks local government district.

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