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.

Monk Lanes

Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester


Monk Lanes (lost), 'Monckleynes …occupyed by one Wotton, a moncke called the moncke of Tuffleye' 1593Dep , 'ground called Monkleyes , the layes or Moncklaynes …the same hathe ben sometymes called the Leines and at some other times by the name of Sudgrove ', 'Monkeleynes also called Svdgrove ' 1593 ib. 'The monk's tract of arable land', v. munuc , leyne . It was obviously at Sutgrove (infra ) in Tuffley in the extreme south. This p.n. is similar to Monkeslaynes in Cheltenham (108supra ).