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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Stonegrave

Historical Forms

  • Lechestorp 1086 DB
  • Leisthorp 1170–83 Dodsvii.148d
  • Laistorp, Laystorp 1219 Ass 1293 QW
  • Laysethorp 13 BylE
  • Laisthorp(e), Laysthorp(e) 1266 Baildon 1285 KI 1316 Vill
  • Lasthorp 1301 LS


'Leik's village' from the ON  personal name Leikr (LindN); cf. the ODan  weak form Leki (Nielsen). DB often represents ON  ei by e ; cf. Laceby (L), DB Leuesbi , from ON  Leifr (LindN).v. þorp .

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement