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Early-attested site in the Parish of Gloucester

Historical Forms

  • Monk(e)legton 1343 GlChi,17
  • Monk(e)leyʒton 1347 GlR
  • Monk(e)leyton 1535 GlSt 1589 Dep
  • Monk(e)leighton 1542 MinAcct 1589 Dep 1634 Guise
  • Mouncklaiton 1589 Dep
  • ortum monachorum c.1250 GlChv,19


Monkleighton, Monk (e )legton 1343GlCh i, 17, Monk (e )leyʒton 1347 GlR, Monk (e )leyton 1535 GlSt, 1589Dep , Monk (e )leighton 1542MinAcct , 1589Dep , 1634Guise 15, Mouncklaiton 1589Dep , also called ortum monachorum c. 1250GlCh v, 19, that is, 'the monks' garden', v. munuc , lēac-tūn 'leek-enclosure, herb garden'. It belonged to St Peter's Abbey and was near the gate in the north wall at Alvingate at the north end of Hare Lane (GlSt).