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.

Scleyg

Field in the Parish of Hemsby

Historical Forms

  • Scleyg 1281 NfD

Etymology

Scleyg 1281 NfD(slay, sleigh'sheep pasture', cf.*slæget'sheep walk, sheep pasture'; v. Löfvenberg 1949: 87 ff. and Sundby1955: 105 ff.)