English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Other OS name in the Parish of Askerton

Historical Forms

  • Gullielee 1586 ExchKR
  • Gullieles 1601 Survey
  • Over, Nether Gallaley 1603 Gilsland
  • Gillilease 1767 Boothby


is Gullielee 1586ExchKR ,Gullieles 1601Survey , Over , Nether Gallaley 1603 Gilsland, Gillilease 1767Boothby . The probabilities are that all these forms really go back to gallow-lees and that the u is an error for a . The place stands high , near Gillalees Beacon . v. lǣs .