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.


Major Settlement in the Parish of Leigh

Historical Forms

  • Lia 1242 Fees
  • la Leye 1249 Ass
  • la Legh 1279 ib
  • Legh juxta Ashton 1289 ib
  • Legh juxta Crekelade 1368 FF
  • Lighe 1561 ib
  • Lye al. Ligh al. Leigh 1699 Recov


v. leah , 'clearing or wood.'

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site