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.

Drayton St Leonard

Major Settlement in the Parish of Drayton St Leonard

Historical Forms

  • Drætona 1146 RegAntiquiss 18th
  • Drainton' 1199 Ch
  • Draitun' 1199 Frid c.1425
  • Draiton' 1204,5 Cur
  • Drayton' c.1220 S c.1280
  • Drayton 1235 FF
  • Draitona 1278–9 RH
  • Dreiton' 1205 Cur
  • Dreyton' c.1220 S c.1280 Ass 1285


v. dræg , tūn and cf. Drayton 397. St Leonard from the church dedication.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site