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.

Oxleys Close

Field in the Parish of Utterby

Historical Forms

  • Oxleys Close 1661 LindDep
  • Oxleyes Close 1698 LindDep

Etymology

Oxleys Close 1661, Oxleyes Close 1698(possibly from the surn.Oxley or v. oxa, lea(OE  lēah) in the pl.)