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.

Lay Thorpe

Early-attested site in the Parish of Bingley

Historical Forms

  • Laythorp 1846 TA
  • Laytholf 1346 YDvi


Lay Thorpe, Laythorp 1846TA , perhaps an adaptation of Laytholf 1346 YD vi. 'Track bridge', from leið and ON  hvalf 'arch', cf. Laither iii, 39supra .

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name