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.

Laytham Grasses

Early-attested site in the Parish of Ellerton

Historical Forms

  • Lathingholm 1199–1211 YCh 13th Dugd


Laytham Grasses (field) is Lathingholm 1199–1211 YCh 1133, 13th Dugd. The first element would seem to be OE  laðung 'a calling together, a gathering of people,' which survives as dialect lathing . v. holmr . The form has been influenced by Laytham supra 238.

Places in the same Parish