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.

Askeway

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • 1810 EA
  • Askweye 1422 FB

Etymology

Askeway(Askweye 1422 FB; the main road from Martham to the sea wascalled by different names as it proceeded from west to east. Askeway referred tothe western end; v. askr)