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.

Nunley Fm

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wroxall

Historical Forms

  • Nuneleia 1150 ReadingA
  • Noneleia 12th France c.1155 Ch 1327
  • Nunneleia 1163 BM
  • Nunnele 1272 Ass
  • Nonnele 1285 Ch
  • Nunleygate, Nuneleyfeld 1404 Ct


Nunley Fm is Nuneleia 1150ReadingA , Noneleia 12th France, c. 1155 (1327) Ch, Nunneleia 1163 BM, Nunnele 1272Ass , Nonnele 1285 Ch, Nunleygate , Nuneleyfeld 1404Ct . This is 'clearing or wood of the nuns' (v. leah ), with reference to the nuns of Wroxall. Cf. also Nunewode 1537 Monast in this parish.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement