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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