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.

Tockwith Ness

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bilton

Historical Forms

  • Nes e.12 Nost127 1208–37 ib
  • Nesse 12 1150–1200,13 Tockw 1229 YDvi
  • le Nesse Hy3,16 Heal80d,144


Tockwith Ness, Nes e. 12Nost 127, 1208–37 ib 128, Nesse 12 ib 127d, 1150–1200, 13 Tockw, 1229 YD vi, le Nesse Hy 3, 16Heal 80d, 144. v. nes 'headland, promontory', here denoting a large flat piece of land round which the R. Nidd flows.