1) An early spelling of ‘row’, with reference to a hedgerow or a row of houses.

1460 j shopam cum una camera in rangia vocata Boucher Rawe, Beverley

1531 the third part of one Raw called Scherome Raw, Sprotbrough

1558 the pore folks of the churche rawe, Sedbergh

1576 5 Feb. Wyllelmus Turnebull ... was weatherbette on candlemasse daye as he came from Marsden and died on the moore under a rawe or hedge, Almondbury.

dates 1460 1531 1558 1576

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