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Survey of English Place-Names

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Kirk Langley

Major Settlement in the Parish of Kirk Langley

Historical Forms

  • Langelei 1086 DB
  • Langeleya, Langeleye, Langeleg', Langelee, Langel' 1230 Cl 1230,1233 Ch 1236 Fees
  • Langley 1502 DbCh
  • Long(e)le, Long(e)ley(e), Long(e)legh 1264 Misc 1291 Tax 1301 Ipm 1452 Cl
  • Lonkeleg' 1236 Fees
  • Kyrk(e)lang(e)le, Kirk(e)lang(e)le, Kirk(e)lang(e)ley(e) 1281 Ass 1302 FA 1326 Pat 1330 Ass 1337 Ch
  • Kyrk(e)long(e)le, Kirk(e)long(e)le, Kirk(e)long(e)ley(e) 1269 Ass 1284–6 FA 1297 Pat 1303 WollCh 1306 Ass 1308 WollCh 1462 Woll
  • Chyrchelangele, Chyrchelangeley 1269,1330 Ass
  • Chirchelong(e)ley(e), Churchelong(e)ley(e) 1272 Ipm 1291 Pap 1330 Ass 1440 Kerryxix

Etymology

'Long clearing', v. lang , lēah . It is worthy of note that whilst the modern form is Lang -, many of the early spellings have the characteristic WMidl rounded vowel in Long (e )-. It is Kirk , from kirkja , to distinguish from Meynell Langley infra .

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