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.

Netley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Stapleton

Historical Forms

  • Netelie 1086 DB
  • Netelegh' 1208-9 ForProc l.13th ForProc
  • Netleg' 1208-9 ForProc
  • Netley 1419 SBL6688
  • Nettley 1587 PR(L) 1672 HTR
  • Nettle 1675 Ogilby
  • Nethelegh 1301 SAC

Etymology

'Nettle clearing', v. netel , lēah . The presence of nettles may have been noted as indication of a deserted habitation site.