Someone I know who lives in W.U.L once said that the 'Lizard' arose because in ancient times there once was a Leper colony beneath a nearby hill. Because of this stigma the hill latterly became known as the Lizard, hence Weston-Under-Lizard. I knew this before I posted the question but was skeptical because, with all due respect, there was no authority to the source. It's an interesting theory but I wouldn't know if Leprosy has even been known in the region, let alone be the home of a colony for the unfortunates.
Hi there, does anyone know how and when the word 'Lizard' originated in the name Weston under Lizard, and cite some reliable evidence. The Weston is, I think, a family name of Norman origin.
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