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.

Belle Isle

Other OS name in the Parish of Sileby

Historical Forms

  • Isle Lodge 1863 ib
  • Belle Eye Lodge (sic) 1877 ib


, 1835 O , 1846 White ; this is Isle Lodge 1863 ib, Belle Eye Lodge (sic)1877 ib , v. loge . Built after the Enclosure of 1760 and named from Belle Isle ( Strait ) in Canada , which featured in Wolfe 's victorious campaign in the Seven Years War with France , v. Quebec Ho . and Hanover Fm infra .