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.

East Ness

Major Settlement in the Parish of Hovingham

Historical Forms

  • Ne(i)sse 1086 DB
  • West Nesse 1243 Fees
  • Est Nesse 1416 YI


v. næs . Both these names refer to the east end of a ridge of land enclosed between the river Rye and Hole Beck. Cf. Norw  Nes used with this sense of 'headland' (NG i. 90, etc.).

Places in the same Parish