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.

Candleby Lane

Early-attested site in the Parish of Cotgrave


Candleby Lane (6″) is so named in 1585 (Thoresby ) and 1790 (EnclA ). It is not very likely that this is an old place-name in by, as all other place-names with this element in the county are either parishes or old manors. Possibly the lane was named from some settler from Candlesby (L).