kent place names - r

Ramsgate - once Ruymsgate, meaning the 'mud-gate'. As opposed to Meregate (Margate) the 'sea-gate'

 

Rochester.Unlike its namesake in Northumbria, Kents Rochester goes all the way back to eighth-century Hrofaescaestir, which probably indicated a Roman fort called Hrofi. Hrofi itself goes back to an ancient Celtic name Durobrivis, which means a walled town with bridges.