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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Cam

Historical Forms

  • New(e)ham' 1221 Ass
  • le Neweholm' 1248 FF
  • Newnham 1830 M


Newnham (lost), New (e )ham '1221Ass , le Neweholm '1248FF , Newnham 1830 M. Probably, in view of the -holm form, 'the new water-meadow', v. nīwe , hamm . The place is now called The Quarry.