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.

Lisleway Hill

Early-attested site in the Parish of Wotton under Edge

Historical Forms

  • the Lyllwaye 1545 AOMB
  • Litlewaye, Liliway 1575 TRMB
  • the Toppe of Lillwey, Lillwey hill Eliz Surv


Lisleway Hill, the Lyllwaye 1545AOMB , Litlewaye , Liliway 1575TRMB , the Toppe of Lillwey , Lillwey hill ElizSurv . Probably 'the little road', v. lȳtel , weg . OE  lȳtel often becomes dial. [lil, lɑ:l, lɑ:əl] in the NCy and NWMidl and this name and Lilley Brook (97supra ) suggest a similar contraction in Gl, where [lil] is more usual.