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.

Knightshayne Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Yarcombe

Historical Forms

  • Knitteheie 1238 Ass
  • Knytesheye 1267 Ass
  • Knyghteshegh 1333 SR
  • Kyghtesheighes t.Hy6 Ct


This may mean 'knights' enclosure,' cniht, but possibly the place derives from an ancestor of Thomas Knyghte , who was living in the parish t. Hy 8 (Ct ).