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.

Low Leighton & Old Leighton

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stockport

Historical Forms

  • Low Leighton & Old Leighton 1849 TA


Low Leighton & Old Leighton (f.ns., 101–955873), Low Leighton & Old Leighton 1849TA , cf. Laitone 1086 DB f.264, 'farm at the clearing or wood', v. lēah , tūn . Laitone could have been in this district. It was in the demesne of Earl Hugh as a waste estate of only one virgate DB, appearing in a list with Hofinchel 165supra , Tintwistle, Hollingworth, Werneth and Romiley 320, 309, 302, 292infra . Marple and Wybersley were in the earl's demesne down to e13 when they were granted to the Vernon family, but are not named in DB.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name