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.

wheate under lease

Field in the Parish of Bottesford

Historical Forms

  • wheate under lease 1601 Terrier 1712 Terrier
  • Wheateunderleyes 1605 Terrier
  • Wheat & Lease 1629 Terrier


wheate under lease 1601, Wheateunderleyes 1605, Wheat & Lease (sic) 1629 (1712) (of uncertain meaning; the 1712 copyist resorted to & to represent a problematical second el.; perh.' the wet place beneath the pastures', v. wēt, under, leys)