Young salmon (in its 2nd year) derived from the Celtic word for salmon.
Island in the River Cearn
Ceornei, ?ix cent.; Cernei, xi cent.; Cerneia, xii cent.; Cerneye, xiii cent.; Cherney, xvi cent
ey – as in Charney (Cearn/Churn Isle), Pusey (Pea Isle), Hanney (island frequented by wild cocks), Goosey (goose isle), Tubney (Tubba’s Isle), all being islands in the marshy land of the Cearn/Ock
Manors of Charney and Bassys (Feb 1551)
The manor of BASSES
Afterwards corrupted into BASSETT
Derived from the Old English pise ēg, meaning “pea island”.
The Domesday Book (1086) records the village as Pesei
Wick (eg Charney Wick, Goosey Wick, Fyfield Wick)
Detached piece of land from a village over which the villagers had rights (eg grazing)
“Ly” is derived from the Old English lin, meaning “flax”. In 1034 it was recorded as Linford as well as in The Domesday Book (1086).