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.

the Newe Close

Field in the Parish of Derby

Historical Forms

  • the Newe Close Hy8 AOMB
  • Newe Closse 1546 MinAcct
  • Newton Lees 1599 CalDerby
  • Newton leys 1611 DbA
  • Newton - Leas 1675 CalDerby

Etymology

the Newe Close Hy 8, Newe Closse 1546,Newton Lees 1599 CalDerby, Newton leys 1611, Newton -Leas 1675 CalDerby(v. lǣs; Newton is presumably the name of the tenant or owner)