[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]
[Image: Fragment of the Gough Map]

Linguistic Geographies: The Gough Map of Great Britain

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Full record: Leicester

County Leicestershire
Transcript

leycest[re] followed by another word of which only final -e is now visible, possibly sore, instruction for the rubricator concerning the name of the river (?)

Icon description

two buildings and spired church with cross

Icons
  • buildings (multiple)
  • church with cross
Description

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Appearances
  • faded
Etymology possibly OE *Ligore, an English ethnic name based on a pre-English river-name Legra + ceaster, 'Roman settlement'
Translation
Earlier editors Leycester (Gough); leycestre (OS 1935, Parsons)
Early Maps
Overwritten

no

Attested spelling Leicestr(e), -y- 1189, 1199 CartAnt et passim t. c. 1250 RTemple