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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Normanton

Historical Forms

  • Noua terra 1240–50 Bodl101
  • Neuland 1357 YDi
  • New(e)land(e) 1547 FF 1577 Holinshed 1638 SessnR


'Land newly reclaimed from waste', v. nīwe , land . As with Newland pt. iv infra , the wasteland was low-lying ground along the river. There are many references in WCR to the reclaiming of the lord's waste in the late thirteenth and the fourteenth centuries.