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.

Nes

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Nes 1198 FF 1280–9 ChNCP
  • Nes Aldelondes 1280–9 ChNCP
  • Nessche oldelond 1294–5 Acc
  • Nesfurlong 1422 FB
  • Neeshyll 1422 FB

Etymology

Nes 1198 FF, Nes, Nes Aldelondes 1280–9 ChNCP, Nessche oldelond 1294–5 Acc Hem, Nesfurlong, Neeshyll 1422FB(v. nes2, ald, dial. old-land'arable land left unused')