English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

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Leyhill, Leyhill Coppice

Other OS name in the Parish of Cardington

Historical Forms

  • Ye Greate Lee Hilles, Ye Little Lee Hill 1623 SRO567/1/229
  • Lee Park 1445 VCHX36

Etymology

, 1833 OS , Ye Greate Lee Hilles , Ye Little Lee Hill 1623SRO 567 /1 /229 . TA has Ley Hill for the farm , The Coppice for the coppice . TA also has fields called Upper , Middle and Long Lay Hills and Ley Hill Ground . Lea Lane is mentioned 1648 VCH X23 and Lee Park 1445 VCH X36 . An earlier reference is probably the surname of Reginald de Leghe mentioned 1332SBL 6255 in connection with Cardington . ' Clearing ' , v. lēah .