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 Warwick St Mary

Historical Forms

  • (the) Leefeld 1474 MinAcct 1484,1493 Pat
  • Leifeld 1525 Rental
  • le Leefeild t.Hy8 ib
  • Lefelde 1550 Pat
  • ley feilde grove 1585 LRMB
  • le Lee, le Le medwe 1315 Ipm


Leafield (6″) is (the ) Leefeld 1474MinAcct , 1484, 1493 Pat, Leifeld 1525Rental , le Leefeild t. Hy 8 ib., Lefelde 1550 Pat, ley feilde grove 1585LRMB . In early records we find also le Lee , le Le medwe 1315 Ipm, la Lee next Warewyk , mill of Lea , la Leethorne , la Lee Greve , la Le Grove , la Lee Grene , Leethorne in undated deeds (AD ii), probably 14th or early 15th century.It is clear that the nucleus of these names must have been a place called Lee (v. leah ).