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.

Coningesheye

Field in the Parish of Derby

Historical Forms

  • Coningesheye 1261–75 Darley
  • Conysley 1450 Rental
  • Cunysley 1450 Rental

Etymology

Coningesheye 1261–75,Conysley, Cunysley(sic) 1450(probably'rabbit's enclosure', v. coni,(ge)hæg,lēah; it is impossible to be sure of the second element, though the identification appears certain)