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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Ely Trinity

Historical Forms

  • Newham, Neuenham c.1195 ElyE
  • Newenham 1280 Rental 1457 Fenlandv
  • Newnham 1283 ElyF
  • Newnam 1450 Ct


Newnham (6″) is Newham , Neuenham c. 1195ElyE , Newenham 1280Rental et freq to 1457 Fenland v, Newnham 1283ElyF , Newnam 1450Ct . 'New hām,' or possibly 'hamm ' v. nīwe .

Places in the same Parish