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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Bainton

Historical Forms

  • Nessvinc 1086 DB
  • Nesseuuic 1086 DB
  • Nessewich 1191,1192 P
  • Nessewyk, Nessewik 1365 Pat 1376 FF 1401 YI
  • Nesewic 1219 Ass
  • Nessingwik, Nessingwyk 1150–60 Melsa 1254,1257 Pat c.1400 Melsa
  • Neswik(e) 1253 Pat 1523 Test
  • Nesyngwyk 1254 Pat


Neswick Hall stands on a small headland which juts out into the main valley. The first element is therefore likely to be næss.'Dairy-farm on the headland' or 'dairy-farm belonging to those dwelling on the headland,' v. ing , wic , and cf. Nassington (PN Nth 204).

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Major Settlement