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.

Nipsell's Rayments

Early-attested site in the Parish of Mayland

Historical Forms

  • Gnypesho 1230,1256 FF
  • Gnip(pe)sho 1235 Ass 1347 FF
  • Knipisho 1235 Ass
  • Knepesho 1349 Cl, Ipm
  • Knyp(e)s(h)o 1384 Ch 1408 IpmR 1449 MinAcct
  • Knypseho 1448 ib
  • Knypsoo otherwise Baynardis 1411 Cl
  • Nipsalls and Baynard 1643 Add
  • Baynarde 1411 Cl


'Cnipp 's spur of land,' v. hoh . Cnipp is not recorded in OE  but is the strong form of Cnippa , which probably existed side by side with Cnebba , Cnibba (Redin 89). rayments is difficult.It may be manorial in origin. Cf. Rayment's Fm and Great and Little Rayments infra 547, 609. Baynardis from the family of Richard Baynarde (1411 Cl).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement