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.


Early-attested site in the Parish of Horsted Keynes

Historical Forms

  • Leme, Lemelond 1437 Ct
  • Lemeland 1567 SRS3,52
  • le Leame land 1625 SRS14,33


Leamland (6″) is Leme , Lemelond 1437Ct , Lemeland 1567 SRS 3, 52, le Leame land 1625 SRS 14, 33. Possibly a derivative of OE  læge and hamm , 'fallow enclosure.' There was also a la Leme in Willingdon in 1327 and 1332 (SR) if we may judge by surnames found there. See also Leam (PN NbDu s. n .).