Early-attested site in the Parish of Thundridge
- Noblen Green c.1825 O.S.
- Clobehal 1294 SR
- Clobbenhale 1296 Ass
- Clobenhale 1344 DeedsEnrolled
Nobland Green is Knobbenhalegrene t. Hy 4, Knobnale grene c. 1500, Knobnall grene t. Hy 8, Nobnall green 1665Add , Noblen Green c. 1825 O.S., and was probably the home of Richard de Clobehal (1294SR ), de Clobbenhale (1296Ass ) and Richard de Clobenhale (1344Deeds Enrolled ). The first element should be compared with that of Clubworthy (PN D 159), where an unrecorded English cognate of the Danish klub , 'knoll,' earlier 'lump of earth,' is suggested. Cf. also Cornish dialect clob , 'clod or lump of earth,' In the Hertfordshire name we may have a personal name Clobba derived from this word, as suggested by the ME spellings Clobben -. The second element is healh . The hamlet is in a far corner of the parish.