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.

Flax leys

Field in the Parish of Frisby

Historical Forms

  • Flax leys 1625 Terrier

Etymology

Flax leys 1625 (v. leys; poss. with a metathesized flask' swampy grassland' rather than fleax, if Flax is not a memory of past arable use)