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Survey of English Place-Names

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Neight Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Himbleton

Historical Forms

  • Neyte Hill 1649 Surv


This seems to be ME  eyte , from OE  iggoð, with the common prefixing of n from the inflected definite article then . The situation is not quite what one would have looked for, but as the hill lies between two stream-valleys and slopes up fairly sharply from one, it may have been thought of as an island-hill. For the form neight , cf. the piece of ground called the 'neite encom- passed by the River of Severne on all sides' in Bewdley (Surv . 1650). Note also neight as a field-name in a Defford terrier (1714). Cf. Comberton Aits infra 194.