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.

Great Lightleigh

Early-attested site in the Parish of King's Nympton

Historical Forms

  • maneriū de Nymeton 1244 Ass


If the earliest form is corrupt, the meaning may be 'light (bright) clearing,' v. leah .