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 Westleigh

Historical Forms

  • Leia 1086 DB
  • Weslega 1086 DB
  • Westlegh 1238 FF
  • Westlegh juxta Bideford 1303 Ass


v. leah . 'West' to distinguish from Eastleigh infra .

Places in the same Parish