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.

Knighton dayle

Field in the Parish of Oadby

Historical Forms

  • Knighton dayle 1635 Terrier
  • Knytongate 1467×84 LTD
  • Kniton geat ( e ) l.17 Terrier 1693 Terrier
  • Knytonemere 1467×84 LTD

Etymology

Knighton dayle 1635 (v. dalr), Knytongate 1467 × 84, Knighton gate 1625, 1635 et passim to 1722, Kniton geat (e) l. 17, 1693 (v. gata), Knytonemere 1467 × 84, Knighton meare 1635, 1661 (v. (ge) mǣre) (Knighton parish adjoins to the north - west)