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.

Lower Lye, Lye Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Stockland


Lower Lye (ST 247056), Lye Lane, Leye 1351, La Lee 1356 both Pat, cf. Cristina atter Leghe 1333SR , Hither Lye & Yonder Lye , Lye Mdw 1844TA , from lēah (dat.sg. lēage ) 'wood, woodland clearing'; Lower Lye is so named in relation to Higher Lye in Yarcombe par. PN D 652.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name

Major Settlement