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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.

Wenny Fm and Severals

Early-attested site in the Parish of Chatteris

Historical Forms

  • Wenney(e) 1240 Rams 1510 MinAcct
  • Wenheye 1251 ElyCouch
  • Wendy c.1555 Colexxxvii
  • Wenny Severals c.1825 O.S.


Wenny Fm and Severals are Wenney (e )1240 Ramset freq to 1510MinAcct , Wenheye 1251ElyCouch , Wendy c. 1555Cole xxxvii, Wenny Severals c. 1825 O.S. Possibly from OE  wenn and ēg , hence 'wen island.' Cf. Wanstead (PN Ess. 109). For Severals , v. infra 354.