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.

Norway and Southway

Early-attested site in the Parish of Whitestone

Historical Forms

  • Northway 1698 Recov
  • Southeway 1469 Ct
  • Bysouthweye 1344 Rental


Norway and Southway appear as Northway (1698Recov ), Southeway (1469Ct ) and were the homes of Roger Bynortheweye and Ralph Bysouthweye (1344Rental ), i.e. north and south of the way , referring to the main road which passes between the two farms.