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.

West Leys

Field in the Parish of Seaton

Historical Forms

  • 1846 TA
  • Westlayes 1646 Deed
  • Westleys Close 1846 TA
  • Westleys Close or Short Leys Close 1754 Anc
  • Westley 's Close 1758 Anc

Etymology

West Leys(Westlayes 1646,Westleys Close 1719, Westleys Close or Short Leys Close 1754, Westley 's Close 1758, v.lēah)(v. drift)