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Survey of English Place-Names

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Northey Island

Early-attested site in the Parish of St Mary Maldon

Historical Forms

  • island of Siriches(h)eie 1141–51 ADiv 1438 Pat
  • island of Sydriches Hey 1163–87 ADiv
  • Northeye 1413 Bodl


Northey Island is island of Siriches (h )eie 1141–51 AD iv, 1438 Pat, island of Sydriches Hey 1163–87 AD iv, Northeye 1413Bodl . It is difficult to say whether the second element in this name is (ge)hæg, 'enclosure,' or eg , 'marshland,' with inorganic h . The first in the old name is the pers. name Sigeric . Cf. Southey Creek supra 16. v. EAS xix, 200.

Places in the same Parish

Other OS name