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.

West Thorney

Major Settlement in the Parish of West Thorney

Historical Forms

  • þorneg 1052 ASC c.1100
  • Tornei 1086 DB
  • Westthorneye 1291 Tax

Etymology

'Thorntree-island,' v. þorn , eg . West in contrast to Thorney in East Wittering infra 89.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site