English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Farcet

Historical Forms

  • Myleby 1279 RH


This was originally only the name of some meadow-land, and it is not likely that the second element in it is the common Danish by . From the map it would appear that the name is applied to an area rather than to a particular spot. It is situated just where the Nen makes a well-marked bend in its course and perhaps the second element is OE  byge (cf. Beeston supra 108).What the first element is one cannot say.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement