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.

Warleigh Ho

Early-attested site in the Parish of Tamerton Foliot

Historical Forms

  • Wardlegh 1242 Fees789
  • Warlegh(e) 1270,1345 Ass 1378 IpmR 1493 Ipm


v. weard , leah . There may have been some watch place or defence post here at the period when the country across the Tamar was still hostile. Another possibility is that we have OE  waroð , 'shore,' which elsewhere in the county has yielded warth and ward , cf. Ward supra 82.