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.

North Hayes Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Motcombe

Historical Forms

  • le Northhey 1317 GillCt
  • la North'mest North'hey 1415 GillCt
  • Northayes 1501 GillCt
  • Nort(he)haies 1609 LRMB 1657 EgCh
  • Northay 1811 OS
  • North Hays (Ho) 1838 TA


North Hayes Fm (ST 861262), le Northhey 1317GillCt , la North 'mest North 'hey 1415GillCt , Northayes 1501GillCt , Nort (he )haies 1609LRMB , 1657EgCh , Northay 1811 OS, North Hays (Ho )1838TA , 'northern enclosure(s)', v. norð , (ge)hæg, norðmest 'northernmost'; the farm lies N of Kingsettle Fm infra and NE of Motcombe village.