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.

Poundley End

Early-attested site in the Parish of Rowington

Historical Forms

  • Ponday End 1548 Rental
  • Powndaye end 1561 ib
  • Punley end, Pondley, Poundley end 1608 LRMB
  • Pundeie 1202 P
  • Pundeye 1297,1315 Ass
  • Pundey
  • Pondeye 1332 SR


Poundley End (6″) is Ponday End 1548Rental , Powndaye end 1561 ib., Punley end , Pondley , Poundley end 1608LRMB and was the home of Rannulf de Pundeie (1202 P), John de Pundeye (1297, 1315Ass ), John de Pundey (n.d. AD iii) and Stephen de Pondeye (1332 SR). This is probably a compound of ME  pund , 'pound, cattle enclosure,' and eg , 'low-lying well-watered land,' etc. The l in the modern form is intrusive.