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.

Gay - lands

Field in the Parish of Cliburn

Historical Forms

  • 1704 Terr
  • Gaylandes 1366 Clib

Etymology

Gay-lands(Gaylandes 1366, the ME (OFr ) byname Gai'gay,cheerful')