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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.

Eight Leys Cl Eight Leys Furlong Open Close

Field in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • 1840 Anc 1846 TA
  • Eight Leys 1796 Surv
  • Eight Leys Close 1846 TA 1754 Anc
  • Eightleys Close 1758 Anc

Etymology

Eight Leys Cl 1840 Eight Leys Furlong Open Close 1846(Eight Leys 1796, Eight Leys Close 1719, 1754, Eightleys Close 1758, v. lēah; an open-gapclose was one whose method of closure was by hurdles rather than by permanentgates)