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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 29, 2007
Origins of the name: Weston Under Lizard  (2 Answers)

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.
Rgds Willo.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 21, 2007
History of Place Names  (7 Answers)

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.
Cheers Willo





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