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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Bickleigh

Historical Forms

  • Bichelia 1086 DB
  • Guicheleia (sic) 1093 France
  • Biggelegh 1238 Ass
  • Bikelegh 1238 Ass
  • Bikelegh juxta Tyverton 1298 Ass
  • Bykeleghe juxta Tuvertone 1302 FF


'Bicca 's clearing,' v. leah . Cf. Abbots Bickington supra 124.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site