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.

Noss Mayo

Early-attested site in the Parish of Revelstoke

Historical Forms

  • Nesse Matheu 1286 BM
  • La Nasse 1309 Cl
  • Nasse 1316 FA 1400 Exon
  • Nasse Mayow 1418 ADvi
  • Nasmayowe 1472 Pat


v. næss . The place is on a point of land between two creeks. Mayo (Mayow , Maheu ) represents the OFr  form of Matthew , referring to Matheu filius Johannis, who held the manors of Noss, Yealmpton, etc. (1284, 1303, 1316 FA, 1309 Cl).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement