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 Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Neuwelande c.1230,1318 GlR
  • le New(e)lond(e), la New(e)lond(e), New(e)lond(e) 1248 Ass 1260–5 GlChi,25 c.1280 GlR 1465 et freq
  • New(e)land(e) 1559 1616 Dep
  • Noua terra c.1270,1304 GlR 13 Glouc


'The new land', that is, 'land newly recovered from waste', v. nīwe , land . The land was north of the city on both sides of the Twyver from the Outer Northgate towards the Severn and St Margaret's Hospital (cf. GlR 334, 1589Dep ).