Netley Marsh

settlement
parish:
county:
coords:
Netley Marsh
Hampshire
SU3312
refce: HANTSLOC.t

old map: 25inch County Series map -- Hants LXIV.11

Netley Marsh
otherwise: natan leaga, 508-9; Nateleg', 1248

refce: Coates 1989
NETLEY MARSH
It is now customary to associate the form in the Old English Chronicle (A- and E- versions) with this place, despite the implication that the name went underground for 700 years. Certainly hypothetical 'Natan leah' cannot have been far from here if 'Cerdicesford/Certicesford' in the same annal refers to CHARFORD. The story the Chronicle gives for the name is pure fabrication, however; the annalist says the name is that of a Welsh king called 'Natanleod, Nazaleod' who was killed here with 5000 men by Cerdic and Cynric, 'in consequence of which the district was called Natanleag/Nazanleog ...'. This is not a W personal name but the name of a wood, 'wet wood', like NATELEY.
'Netley Marsh' appears as such on maps from 1759.

description
Netley
otherwise: Nutley
The place is described in text Cox 1738

refce: Cox 1738
... Prince Natan's Country, which seems still to be preserved in the Town of Netley or Nutley, about which Town it seems to have been; and this Place perhaps was a principal Town in it. ...

domesday
Nutlei
Listed in Domesday Book
- Rodbrige Hundred - Hantscire
Period - 11th century
refce: Moody 1862 (Domesday)

Hampshire Gazetteer - JandMN: 2001