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Survey of English Place-Names

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High Lickleys

Field in the Parish of Kibworth Beauchamp

Historical Forms

  • 1821 Terrier 1918 Sale 1927 Sale 1927 Sale
  • High Licklisse l.17 Terrier
  • Low Licklisse l.17 Terrier
  • High Licklyes 1708 Terrier
  • Low Licklyes 1708 Terrier
  • High Lickless c.1715 Terrier c.1720 Terrier
  • Low Lickless c.1715 Terrier c.1720 Terrier
  • High Lyckleyes 1724 Terrier
  • Low Lyckleyes 1724 Terrier
  • Low Lickless meere c.1715 Terrier c.1720 Terrier

Etymology

High Lickleys (High Licklisse, Low Licklisse l. 17, High Licklyes, Low Licklyes 1708, High Lickless, Low Lickless c. 1715, c. 1720, High Lyckleyes, Low Lyckleyes 1724, Low Lickless meere c. 1715, c. 1720 (v. (ge) mǣre),' pasture where wild garlic grows', v. lēac, lǣs); Little Cl 1821, 1918, 1927, 1927)