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.

Spittle Ley

Field in the Parish of Winchcomb

Historical Forms

  • 1815 EnclA (PRO)
  • Spitill Leyes 1540 MinAcct
  • le Spitlease c.1560 Surv

Etymology

Spittle Ley(Spitill Leyes 1540, le Spitlease c. 1560, v. spitel'hospital', lǣs, cf. Spitle Ende 31 supra)