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.


Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • 1810 EA
  • Monekeswong 1272–5 ChNCP
  • Munkeswong 1366–7 Acc
  • Munkyswong 1422 FB


Monkswong(Monekeswong 1272–5 ChNCP, Munkeswong 1366–7 Acc Hem, Munkyswong 1422FB; v. munuc, vangr; the name would seem to reflect the fact that Hemsby wasa manor of Norwich Cathedral Priory)