Early-attested site in the Parish of Ely Trinity Detached
- (insula de) Torneie c.1206 ElyCh
- Thorneye 1280 Rental
- Thornee 1349 MinAcct
Thorney Hill takes name from (insula de ) Torneie c. 1206ElyCh , Thorneye 1280Rental (p), Thornee 1349MinAcct . 'Island covered with thorn-bushes,' v. ēg and cf. Thorney infra 280.