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.

Little Ness

Parish in the County of Shropshire

Historical Forms

  • Nesse 1086 DB
  • Nesse Alayn 1271-2 Ass
  • Nesse Parva 1284-5 FA
  • Little Nesse 1635 SBL10293
  • Little Ness 1782 SBL4149

Etymology

See Great Ness supra . Alayn from the family of Fitz Alan .