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.

The Ness

Early-attested site in the Parish of North Muskham

Historical Forms

  • Nes c.1260 Dale
  • le Nesse c.1300 NewsteadB
  • Nisse, Nessehill 1472 Rufford


The Ness is Nes c. 1260 Dale, le Nesse c. 1300NewsteadB , Nisse , Nessehill 1472Rufford . v. næss . There is no hill here, but the name may refer to the land between the Trent and the small stream to the west.

Places in the same Parish