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.

Nithdale

Field in the Parish of Cabourne

Historical Forms

  • Nithdale Hy3 GCB

Etymology

Nithdale Hy3(Hy4)(Dr John Insley suggests that the first el. is ME  nith(OE  nīð)'wickedness, badness' in some uncertain sense)