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.

Ely College

Major Settlement in the Parish of Ely College

Historical Forms

  • Ely College 1591 WMP


After the surrender of the Monastery of Ely in 1539, Henry VIII founded the church anew and endowed it with the site of the dissolved monastery. This is now extra-parochial, the first reference by name being “The Boke of the erection of the King's newe College at Elye ” c. 1540. v. Bentham 225–7, App. xxxiv.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site