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Survey of English Place-Names

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Palis Hall

Early-attested site in the Parish of Norwell

Historical Forms

  • Paleshalle 14th WhiteBk
  • Palyshalle 1461 NtIpm
  • Paleshall 1485 ib


Palis Hall (6″). The land of the chapter of Southwell in Norwell provided the endowment of three prebends named Overhall, Palishall or Palace Hall and Norwell Tercia Pars.Palis Hall, which represents the second of these estates, is Paleshalle 14thWhiteBk , Palyshalle 1461 NtIpm, Paleshall 1485 ib. The first element would seem to be the word palis , recorded in NED as obsolete, from OFr  palis , paleis denoting a palisade or paling, the hall having been protected by such. Cf. Palesparke 1455 Pat.

Places in the same Parish