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.

The Lipneas

Early-attested site in the Parish of Whittlesey

Historical Forms

  • Lipeneye 1328 Ct
  • Lypney 1526 AD
  • Lipney 1560 Fenlandiv
  • Lypneas c.1840 TA


The Lipneas (6″) is Lipeneye 1328Ct , Lypney 1526AD , Lipney 1560 Fenland iv, Lypneas c. 1840TA . Forms are late, but this is probably 'Lippa 's low-lying land.' Cf. lippan dic BCS 924. v. ēg .