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.

Ley Hook

Field in the Parish of Bidston

Historical Forms

  • 1838 TA
  • le Hoke 1521 Sheaf 1522 Sheaf
  • Great Lee Hooke 1644 Sheaf
  • Middle Lee Hooke & Meadow Lee Hooke 1644 Sheaf
  • The Hookes 1646 Sheaf
  • The Middle Hooks 1646 Sheaf
  • Great Lee Hookes & Meadow Lee Hookes 1646 Sheaf
  • Middle Ley Hooks 1665 Sheaf

Etymology

Ley Hook(le Hoke 1521, 1522, Great Lee Hooke, Middle Lee Hooke & Meadow Lee Hooke 1644,The Hookes, The Middle Hooks, Great Lee Hookes & Meadow Lee Hookes 1646, Middle Ley Hooks 16652, v. hōc, lēah)