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Early-attested site in the Parish of Winsley

Historical Forms

  • Turlinge 1341 WMi
  • Torlyng 1362 Cor
  • Turlin 1699 FF
  • Turlyn 1748 ib


Turleigh is Turlinge 1341 WM i, Torlyng 1362Cor , Turlin 1699FF , Turlyn 1748 ib. This would seem to be from OE  þȳrelung , 'piercing through,' with reference to the deep and curving valley here.

Places in the same Parish

Major Settlement