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.

Wood Leys

Field in the Parish of Thistleton

Historical Forms

  • 1942 Deed 1943 Map
  • Woodleyes 1576 ExchDep
  • Wood Leas 1607 Bru 1633 Bru
  • Woode Leyes 1609 Bru 1633 Bru c1635 Map

Etymology

Wood Leys 1942, 1943(Woodleyes 1576 ExchDep, Wood Leas 1607,1633, Woode Leyes 1609, 1633, c1635, v. wudu, lēah).