Early-attested site in the Parish of Exhall (juxta Coventry)
- del Idle 1306 Ass
- Idel 1327 SR
Idle Lane (6″) must have been near the home of Anketyll del Idle (1306Ass ) and Gilbert Idel (1327 SR). The stream here is the Sowe (supra 5), so we cannot have a river-name. More probably we have, as in the village of Idle on the Aire (cf. RN 208), OE īdel used of land not under cultivation. There is a slough here to this day.