Place names with LEY on the end by Misha and John Paul

When the Anglo Saxons came here there were lots of woods. They needed to chop down trees and build their houses from the wood. The ending LEY meant a clearing which was part of the wood that had been chopped down or where there were no trees.

Now it's your turn to be the archaeologist!

Think of a place near your school where there might have been Anglo Saxons. Then visit your local library to find out if they really were there. Don't worry if you can't find the answer. Try another place name - being patient is part of being an archaeologist!

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