1) The <i>Craven Glossary</i> has: ‘ruck, ruckle, a great quantity; a heap of stones’ which may point to ruckle as a diminutive of ‘ruck’.

Only a few examples have been noted but the word occurs in an Elizabethan transcript of a medieval charter: neare the great stone Ruckle, Arthington and again in a deposition from the Quarter Sessions: 1721 hidd them in a ruckle of stones. In Local Studies in Nidderdale is a reference to stacks of peat called ‘ruckles’. It has not yet been found as a place-name element.

places Arthington
dates 1721

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