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Nunty's Fm, Nunty's Wood

Early-attested site in the Parish of Pattiswick

Historical Forms

  • Noteheye 1285 Ass
  • Nunnot(e)hey 1286–1302 FF
  • Nonethey 1289 ERxxi
  • boscum de Nuntheylond, Nuntheywode, Nuntheycroft 1316 MinAcct 1405 Ct
  • Nunchey 1323 Londin
  • litlenontey 1392 Ct
  • Nunteywode 1406 ib
  • Nunt- (h)ey(e)s(tenement) 1406–10 Ct
  • Nontenheycroft, Nontenheylond 1459 MinAcct
  • grete Nunteys al. vocat. Gylhayes 1475 ib
  • Nunteylane 1477 Ct


Nunty's Fm, Nunty's Wood are Noteheye 1285Ass (p), Nunnot (e )hey 1286–1302 FF (p), Nonethey 1289 ER xxi, boscum de Nuntheylond , Nuntheywode , Nuntheycroft 1316MinAcct , 1405Ct , Nunchey 1323 Londin (p), litlenontey 1392Ct ., Nunteywode 1406 ib., Nunt - (h )ey (e )s (tenement )1406–10Ct , Nontenheycroft , Nontenheylond 1459MinAcct , grete Nunteys al. vocat. Gylhayes 1475 ib., Nunteylane 1477Ct . Originally perhaps 'the nut-hay or enclosure,' later 'the nuns' nut-hay,' probably those of Castle Hedingham, v. hnutu , (ge)hæg. “On Holy Cross Day in harvest (14th Sept.) the serf tenants of each virgate, if called upon, had to send a man to gather nuts for the whole day in the manorial woods of Oldefrith at Feering (Thrift Wood supra 391) and Nonethey at Pattiswick” (ER xxi, 211).

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement