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.

Lime Fm and Morley Lime

Early-attested site in the Parish of Morley

Historical Forms

  • Morley Lime 1622 DbAi 1676 ParReg


Lime Fm and Morley Lime, Morley Lime 1622 DbA i, 1676 ParReg, cf. bosci de Lyme 1228–40 Werb, bosci de Lima late 13th ib. This is an old British wood-name, found perhaps also in the county in Limb Hill supra 240, from a derivative of Brit  *lemo- 'elm'.