Major Settlement in the Parish of Hovingham
- 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.).