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.

Sheepe Close

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Sheepe Close 1687 HD
  • Hangingewong 1687 HD

Etymology

Sheepe Close als Hangingewong 1687 HD(v. hangende'hanging', used about'land on a steepslope', cf. Field s.n., and vangr)