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Survey of English Place-Names

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Early-attested site in the Parish of Aston Rowant

Historical Forms

  • Linlea 1200 Cur 1285 Ass
  • Lynelegh 1300 Ipm
  • Kyngeston Lynle 1375 AD
  • Lillee apud Kingeston 1200 Cur
  • Kyngeston Lylly 1427 AD
  • Kylley 1428 FA


'Clearing where flax is grown,' v. līn , (a)h. Lilley Lane and Lilley Green are mentioned in a schedule of Kingston Blount manor land in 1829 (ex.inf. Dr W. O. Hassall).