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.

Melton gate Leaes

Field in the Parish of Burton and Dalby

Historical Forms

  • Melton gate Leaes 1605 Terrier 1612 Terrier
  • Mellton gate Leaes 1605 Terrier

Etymology

Melton gate Leaes 1605, 1612, Mellton gate Leaes 1605 (v. gata, leys; referring to the road to Melton Mowbray to the north)